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  1. After Science and Religion: Fresh Perspectives From Philosophy and Theology.Peter Harrison & John Milbank (eds.) - 2022 - New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.
    The popular field of 'science and religion' is a lively and well-established area. It is however a domain which has long been characterised by certain traits. In the first place, it tends towards an adversarial dialectic in which the separate disciplines, now conjoined, are forever locked in a kind of mortal combat. Secondly, 'science and religion' has a tendency towards disentanglement, where 'science' does one sort of thing and 'religion' another. And thirdly, the duo are frequently pushed towards some sort (...)
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  • Religion, Science and Magic: Rewriting the Agenda.John Milbank - 2023 - In John Milbank & Peter Harrison (eds.), After Science and Religion: Fresh Perspectives from Philosophy and Theology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 75-143.
    Inherited discussions of ‘science and religion’ too much assume an interaction between two historically constant phenomena in terms of stories of ‘progress’ and ‘conflict’. Instead, it is better to recognise long-term and varying modes of tension between three different approaches to nature, pivoted about attitudes to ‘enchantment’ and to transcendence versus immanence. Within such a perspective, it appears that the dominant model of science as ‘disenchanted transcendence’ is a Newtonian one that historically quickly proved inadequate. Alternative and earlier traditions of (...)
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