What is religion? What is science? How do they interact with each other? Science and Religions in America: A New Look offers a cutting-edge overview of the diverse range of religious traditions and their complex and fascinating interaction with science. Pluralistic in scope, the book is different from traditional Christian and/or monotheistic approaches to studying the rich interplay of religion and science in multi-religious American culture.

Featuring interviews with specialists in the field, Greg Cootsona draws on their insights to provide a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging introduction to the challenging interrelationship of religion and science. Each chapter focuses on a different religion within the United States, covering Buddhism, Christianity, Nature Religions, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and the Spiritual but Not Religious (SBNR).

Global religious traditions and their inextricable relationship with science and technology are examined in an accessible and interactive format. With "lightning round Q&As," contributions from leading thinkers, and suggestions for further reading, this book primes undergraduate students for studying the interchange of science and religions (in the plural) and is an exciting new resource for those interested in these topics in contemporary America.

chapter 2|17 pages

Complex and frequently misunderstood

Christianity and science

chapter 3|18 pages

Streaming science and spirituality

The Spiritual but Not Religious

chapter 4|17 pages

More than mindfulness

Buddhism and science

chapter 5|16 pages

The way of interconnection

Science and nature religions

chapter 6|17 pages

Extraordinary influence

Judaism and science

chapter 7|18 pages

Creation and the oneness of God

Islam and science

chapter 8|18 pages

Connections both old and new

Hinduism and science

chapter 9|13 pages


Reflections on method and more

chapter 10|4 pages

Glossary of terms