RELIGION PONDERS SCIENCE by Edwin-Ed. Booth

RELIGION PONDERS SCIENCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Seventeen contributors, including such prominent religionists as Benjamin Mays, Samuel Miller, Paul Schilpp, Howard Thurman, and S. Radhakrishnan, address themselves to the question of the portent for religion to be found in the progress of contemporary science. While the diversity of contributors leads to a variety of responses to this question, it may be said that the general tenor is one that accepts science as a new and valuable ally of religion. In some essays this favorable outlook goes on to see the eventual delegation to past history of many of the orthodox creeds and positions taken by traditional Christianity. There is a large dependence by way of quotation upon other sources and thinkers, giving the symposium more of a second-hand approach than the subject might deserve. The volume is companion to a compendium edited four years ago by Dr. Harlow, Shapley, entitled, Science Ponders Religion. Useful to stimulate some thinking on the subject, but lacking the depth and sustained thought the theme demands.

Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts