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Sacred Science?

On science and its interrelations with religious worldviews

Editors: Andersen Øyen, Simen, Lund-Olsen, Tone, Sørensen Vaage, Nora (Eds.)

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  • This book is part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT)
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Science and religion are often viewed as dichotomies. But although our contemporary society is often perceived as a rationalization process, we still need broad, metaphysical beliefs outside of what can be proven empirically. Rituals and symbols remain at the core of modern life. Do our concepts of science and religion require revitalization? Can science itself be considered a religion, a belief, or an ideology? Science's authority and prestige allows for little in the way of alternate approaches not founded in empirical science. It is not unusual to believe that technology and science will solve the world's fundamental problems. Has truth been colonized by science? Have scientific disciplines become so specialized and "operationally closed" that they have constructed barriers to other disciplines as well as the general public? The writers of this book set out to investigate whether the symbols of academia may in some cases take on a quality of sacrality, whether the rule of experts can be said to have the character of a "priesthood of knowledge", whether religion has a place in scientific contexts, and a selection of other questions concerning science and its relations to religious belief.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 45,22 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sacred Science?
Book Subtitle
On science and its interrelations with religious worldviews
Editors
  • Simen Andersen Øyen
  • Tone Lund-Olsen
  • Nora Sørensen Vaage
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Copyright Holder
Wageningen Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-90-8686-752-3
DOI
10.3920/978-90-8686-752-3
Edition Number
1
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