Readership: Anyone interested in current debates about the relationship between science and religion, from students of philosophy, science, or theology, to teachers and the clergy. General readers seeking a more balanced account of the debate than recent bestselling polemics such as The God Delusion.
Thomas Dixon, Senior lecturer in History, Queen Mary, University of London
"A rich introductory text...on the study of relations of science and religion." - R. P. Whaite, Metascience
"A marvellous book that should be required reading for dogmatic fundamentalists of every persuasion." - Patricia Fara, British Journal for the History of Science
"Dixon shows great skill in composing a book which combines coherence and clarity with a strong forward momentum... The interested reader need not hesitate." - Michael Fuller, The Expository Times
"Bracing initiation" - Observer.
"The relationship between science and religion, past and
present, is much more varied and more interesting than the popular caricature of conflict. Thomas Dixon gives us the richer picture, and he does it with clarity and verve. This is an ideal introduction to a fascinating subject." - Peter Lipton. University of Cambridge
"Thomas Dixon has made a delightful contribution to this OUP series of Very Short Introductions." - Church Times
1: What are science-religion debates really about?
2: Galileo and the philosophy of science
3: Does God act in nature?
4: Darwin and evolution
5: Creationism and Intelligent Design
6: Mind and morality
References and Further Reading
Author Thomas Dixon introduces 'Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction' in this 'Meet the Author' video Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction - a reading guide