In his latest work, the dean of religion and science tackles some of the thorniest issues posed by contemporary thought. Thoroughly conversant with current developments, Barbour offers astute analyses of the shape and import of evolutionary theory, indeterminacy, neuroscience, information theory, and artificial intelligence. He also addresses deeper philosophical issues and the idea of nature itself. Then with characteristic clarity and verve, Barbour advances to the interconnected religious questions at the core of contemporary debate: Are humans free? Does religion itself evolve? Are we immortal? Is God omnipotent? How does God act in nature? Barbour's creative and constructive work offers hope that newer religious insights and imperatives occasioned by deep interaction with science can address the environmental and global challenges posed by science's relentless advance.
About the Author
Ian Barbour is one of the foremost thinkers in science and theology. He is Bean Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Carleton College, Minnesota, and recipient of a Templeton Prize in Religion. He is the author of When Science Meets Religion (SPCK) and Religion and Science, Historical and contemporary issues.