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The Resource Religion vs. science : what religious people really think, Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle

Religion vs. science : what religious people really think, Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle

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Religion vs. science : what religious people really think
Title
Religion vs. science
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what religious people really think
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Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle
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Religion versus science
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Language
eng
Summary
At the end of a five-year journey to find what religious Americans think about science, Ecklund and Scheitle emerge with the real story of the relationship between science and religion in American culture. Based on a comprehensive survey representing a range of religious traditions and faith positions, Religion vs. Science is a story that is more nuanced and complex than the media and pundits would lead us to believe. The way religious Americans approach science is shaped by two fundamental questions: What does science mean for the existence and activity of God? What does science mean for the sacredness of humanity? How these questions play out as individual believers think about science both challenges stereotypes and highlights and the real tensions between religion and science. Ecklund and Scheitle interrogate the widespread myth that religious people dislike science and scientists and deny scientific theories. Religion vs. Science is a definitive statement on a timely, popular subject. Rather than a highly conceptual approach to historical debates, philosophies, or personal opinions, Ecklund and Scheitle give readers a facts-on-the-ground, empirical look at what religious Americans really understand and think about science. -- from dust jacket
Review
Ecklund and Scheitle spent five years researching what religious believers think about science, and here they present their conclusion that, though there may be more common ground between most religious believers and scientists than they originally thought, hardcore evangelicals are essentially unreachable. Each chapter begins with a common myth about believers that Ecklund and Scheitle seek to debunk (such as “Religious People Are All Young-Earth Creationists”), followed by their findings in the area and the lessons they feel scientists can learn. Readers may be surprised how inconsistent beliefs are across religious traditions and social issues; for instance, evangelical Christians are not necessarily climate change deniers. Ecklund and Scheitle propose a number of approaches to bridging the gap between progressive scientific thinking and traditional faith-based communities, including bringing science into religious communities and emphasizing the essential philosophical similarities between a scientific and a religious approach to, for example, climate change. They also stress the need for more basic dialogue between the two communities. Readers interested in knowing “how the other half thinks” and who enjoy an elegant discussion of statistical data analysis will appreciates this volume. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed 10/09/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 41, p)
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Ecklund, Elaine Howard
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201/.65
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1981-
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Scheitle, Christopher P.
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  • Religion and science
  • Religion and science
  • United States
  • RELIGION / Religion & Science
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion
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what religious people really think
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Religion vs. science : what religious people really think, Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Beyond stereotypes and myths -- Religious people do not like science -- Religious people do not like scientists -- Religious people are not scientists -- Religious people are all young-earth creationists -- Religious people are climate change deniers -- Religious people are against scientific technology -- Beyond myths, toward realities
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ocn975367527
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25 cm
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x, 224 pages
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9780190650629
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2017015727
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)975367527
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Religion vs. science : what religious people really think, Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Beyond stereotypes and myths -- Religious people do not like science -- Religious people do not like scientists -- Religious people are not scientists -- Religious people are all young-earth creationists -- Religious people are climate change deniers -- Religious people are against scientific technology -- Beyond myths, toward realities
Control code
ocn975367527
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9780190650629
Lccn
2017015727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)975367527

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