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Overview Preeminent scientist Charles Birch credits many pivotal scholars in the science and sciencereligion worlds with shaping his thinking and his world view. In Science and Soul he recalls the leaders in the sciences and sciencereligion field who most influenced him. Vignettes and quotes reveal their thoughts, personalities and interactions and unveil the ways in which shared thinking and ideas evolve into a philosophy of life.Birchs reflections center on twenty people who became his mentors, contributing to his perception of the meaning of life and his views on process thought. They come from the fields of modern evolutionary biology, animal ecology, the philosophy of religion as well as science and religion and include Theodosius Dobzhansky, Charles Elton, Reinhold Niebuhr and Ian Barbour. These reminiscences open a window on the ways in which seminal thinkers advance their knowledge and understanding and they lead Birch to candid commentary about process thought. He notes that he has published a number of books that discuss what process thought is but Science and Soul is the first book in which he explains what process thought means to him. Scholars frequently have to search through archives and letters to begin to understand the history of ideas in their fields. For science and religion, this book brings those stories together, offering insights into the development of one of the most important minds in science and religion scholarship, as well as the personal lives and constructive ideas of some of the key figures in modern intellectual history.
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Studio: Templeton Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.68 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher TEMPLETON FOUNDATION PRESS
ISBN 1599471264 ISBN13 9781599471266
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More About Charles Birch
Dr. Charles Birch has been an Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney since 1983. In 1961 he was honored as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1980. He became a member of the Club of Rome in 1980 and is an Honorary Life Fellow of the British Ecological Society. He is also an Honorary Life Member of the Ecological Society of America. The Eminent Ecologist Award was presented to him in 1988 and he was awarded the Templeton Prize in 1990. Birch is a member of the Center for Process Studies, the American Center for a Post Modern World, and the World Council of Churches. Dr. Charles Birch has written nine books and sixty publications on science, religion, and human existence. He lives in Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia.
Charles Birch was born in 1971 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Sydney.