ISSN: 1522-5658
Supplement 11 (2015)




Table of Contents

Religion and the Sciences: Opportunities and Challenges

Edited by Ronald A. Simkins and Thomas M. Kelly, Creighton University

Introduction (pp. 1-3)

Thomas M. Kelly, Creighton University [ Introduction ]

Relationship between Religion and the Sciences

1. Interdisciplinary Engagement, Productive Dialogues, and Emerging Insights (pp. 4–12)

Jill O’Brien, Creighton University [ Chapter 1 ]

2. Pragmatism and Disunity in Science and Religion: Peirce and Cartwright (pp. 13–30)

Elizabeth F. Cooke, Creighton University [ Chapter 2 ]

3. Scientific Nonsense, Historical Fiction, and Biblical Authority: The Historical Adam and Other Misguided Dogmas (pp. 31–45)

Ronald A. Simkins, Creighton University [ Chapter 3 ]

4. Theology, Science, and Sexual Anthropology: A Methodological Investigation (pp. 46–72)

Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler, Creighton University [ Chapter 4 ]

Religion and the Social Sciences

5. Data-Driven Religion: Empirical Thinking in Theological Inquiry (pp. 73-81)

Donna Bowman, University of Central Arkansas [ Chapter 5 ]

6. Inquiry for Action: The Latin American Church and the Social Sciences Post Vatican II (pp. 82-92)

Thomas M. Kelly, Creighton University [ Chapter 6 ]

7. Some Psychological Aspects of Religious Ethics: Virtue and Motivation
(pp. 93-109)

Joseph Selling, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven [ Chapter 7 ]

Religion and the Natural Sciences

8. Big Questions in Cosmology: Intersections between Science and Religion (pp. 110-27)

Gintaras K. Duda, Creighton University [ Chapter 8 ]

9. Life, Design, and Drama: A Theological Response to Evolutionary Naturalism (pp. 128-37)

John F. Haught, Georgetown University [ Chapter 9 ]

10. What Can Christian Ethics Learn from Evolutionary Examinations of Altruism? (pp. 138-48)

Stephen J. Pope, Boston College [ Chapter 10 ]

11. Contested Spiritual Landscapes in Modern American Astronomy (pp. 149-62)

Leandra Swanner, Arizona State University [ Chapter 11 ]

Religion, Science, and the Environment

12. Creation Facing Forward: How the Irreversible Consequences of Climate Change Challenge and Inform Christian Conceptions of Creation (pp. 163-77)

Kiara Jorgenson, Luther Seminary [ Chapter 12 ]

13. Athens and Jerusalem or How to Think Eco-Theologically about Scientia (pp. 178-92)

John J. O’Keefe, Creighton University [ Chapter 13 ]

14. Contested Wonder: Biological Reductionism and Children’s Nature Education (pp. 193-205)

Lisa Sideris, Indiana University [ Chapter 14 ]