This volume is a revised and enlarged version of The Interface of Science and Religion: An Introductory Study, published in 2017. A wide range of subjects and issues in Science and Religion relations are discussed, including the historical survey of the Science and Religion interface, particularly the relationship between Christianity and modern science. It also contains a discussion on the important scientific discoveries and developments throughout history, theories of the origin of the universe, a survey on various models of science and religion interaction including Barbour’s model, Ted Peters’ and Mikael Stenmark’s model of Science and Religion interaction. Philosophy and sociology of science and the social studies of science, including feminist and postcolonial critiques of science are also discussed. Some of the negative impacts of science and scientific developments are dealt with, and the book is closed with a theological response to the interaction of science and religion.
Preface to the Revised and Enlarged Edition
Foreword to the first Edition
Preface to the first Edition
Chapter 1: Science and Religion Interface: A Historical Survey
Chapter 2: Christianity and Modern Scinece
Chapter 3: Scientific Explanations of the Cosmos
Chapter 4: Scientific Developments in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Chapter 5: Theories of the Origin of the Universe
Chapter 6: Philosophy and Sociology of Science
Chapter 7: Models of Science and Religion Dialogue
Chapter 8: Some Issues in Science and Religion Relations
Chapter 9: Ethical Issues in the Genetic Sciences
Chapter 10: Violence of Science
Chapter 11: Social Studies of Science: Feminist and Postcolonial Perspectives
Chapter 12: Theological Responses to Science and Religion Dialogue
Rev. Dr Rodinmawia Ralte is presently a Professor & Dean of the Senate Centre for Extension and Pastoral Theological Research (SECPTRE), Kolkata. He was formerly the Associate Professor of Religion at Bishop’s College and also at the North India Institute of Post Graduate Theological Studies (NIIPGTS). He also taught at the Academy of Integrated Christian Studies (AICS), Aizawl, for several years. He was also serving as a Pastor in Mizoram under the Baptist Church of Mizoram for several years. His English works include (1) Hindus and Hindutva: Hindu Tolerance, Hindutva Exclusivism, Emergence of Assertive Hinduism (2014); (2) The Unveiled Christ of the Indian Gurus: A Studies on the Contemporary Gurus’ Interpretations of Jesus Christ (2017); (3) The Interface of Science and Religion: An Introductory Study (2017); (4) Karma and Jnana in Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta: A Theological and Philosophical Interpretation (2019); and (5) Inter Religious Relations in India: Challenges and Prospects (2021). He also authored six (6) books in Mizo. He has contributed several articles in different books, and his numerous articles have appeared in the leading theological Journals of India.
He is married to C. Laltanpuii, and they are blessed with three children – Laldinpuia Ralte (20), Lalruatfeli Ralte (18) and Vanlalawmpuii Ralte (14).