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Science, Belief and Society : International Perspectives on Religion, Non-Religion and the Public Understanding of Science

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Science, Belief and Society : International Perspectives on Religion, Non-Religion and the Public Understanding of Science.
ed.: Jones, Stephen H. ; Kaden, Tom ; Catto, Rebecca
Bristol : Bristol University Press , 2019
ISBN 9781529206944

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The relationship between science and belief has been a prominent subject of public debate for many years, covering everything from science communication, health and education to immigration and national values. Yet, sociological analysis of these subjects remains surprisingly scarce.

This wide-ranging book critically reviews the ways in which religious and non-religious belief systems interact with scientific methods, traditions and theories. Contributors explore how, for some secularists, ‘science’ forms an important part of social identity. Others examine how many contemporary religious movements justify their beliefs by making a claim upon science. Moving beyond the traditional focus on the United States, the book shows how debates about science and belief are firmly embedded in political conflict, class, community and culture.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Sociology of Culture and Religion > Chair Sociology of Culture and Religion - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernt Schnettler
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
Date Deposited: 20 May 2019 09:06
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 09:06
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/49026