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Barbour, Ian G.

Works: 62 works in 320 publications in 7 languages and 12,643 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: BL240.2, 215
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Issues in science and religion by Ian G Barbour( Book )

46 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and religion today / Ian G. Barbour -- Science and the Catholic tradition / Ernan McMullin -- Science and the biblical world-view / Hendrikus Berkhof -- The similarity of science and religion / Charles A Coulson -- The threefold nature of science and religion / Harold K. Schilling -- Differences between scientific and religious assertions / Donald D. Evans -- Science and the death of "God" / Frederick Ferre -- Evolution and the doctrine of creation / Langdon Gilkey -- Creation and the origin of life / William J. Schmitt -- Creation and the creator / L. Charles Birch -- Turmoil or Genesis? / Pierre Teilhard de Chardin -- Philosophical reflections on creation / Owen R. Jones -- The Christian in a world of technology / Harvey Cox -- Technology and man: a Christian vision / W. Norris Clarke -- Minds and machines / John Habgood -- Genetic control and the future of man / Theodosius Dobzhansky -- Life on other planets / W. Burnet Easton
Religion in an age of science by Ian G Barbour( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive examination of the major issues between science and religion in today's world
When science meets religion by Ian G Barbour( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the centuries and into the new millennium, scientists, theologians, and the general public have shared may questions about the implications of scientific discoveries for religious faith. Nuclear physicist and theologian Ian Barbour presents a clear, contemporary introduction to the essential issues, ideas, and solutions in the relationship between religion and science. In simple, straightforward language, Barbour explores the fascinating topics that illuminate the critical encounter of the spiritual and quantitative dimensions of life."--Jacket
Earth might be fair; reflections on ethics, religion, and ecology by Ian G Barbour( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in an age of technology by Ian G Barbour( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gifford Lectures have challenged our greatest thinkers to relate the worlds of religion, philosophy, and science. Now Ian Barbour has joined ranks with such Gifford lecturers as William James, Carl Jung, and Reinhold Neibuhr. In 1989 Barbour presented his first series of Gifford Lectures, published as Religion in an Age of Science, in which he explored the challenges to religion brought by the methods and theories of contemporary science. In 1990, he returned to Scotland to present this second series, dealing with ethical issues arising from technology and exploring the relationship of human and environmental values to science, philosophy, and religion and showing why these values are relevant to technological policy decisions. "Modern technology has brought increased food production, improved health, higher living standards, and better communications," writes Barbour. "But its environmental and human costs have been increasingly evident." Most of the destructive impacts, Barbour points out, come not from dramatic accidents but from the normal operation of agricultural and industrial systems, which deplete resources and pollute air, water, and land. Other technologies have unprecedented power to affect people and other forms of life distant in time and space (through global warming and genetic engineering, for example). Large-scale technologies are also expensive and centralized, accelerating the concentration of economic and political power and widening the gaps between rich and poor nations. In examining the conflicting ethics and assumptions that lead to divergent views of technology, Barbour analyzes three social values: justice, participatory freedom, and economic development, and defends such environmental principles as resource sustainability, environmental protection, and respect for all forms of life. He presents case studies of agricultural technology, energy policy, and the use of computers. Looking to the future, he describes the effects of global climate change, genetic engineering, and nuclear war and cautions that we must control our new powers over life and death more effectively. Finally, he concludes by focusing on appropriate technologies, individual life-styles, and sources of change: education, political action, response to crisis, and alternative visions of the good life
Science & secularity; the ethics of technology by Ian G Barbour( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature, human nature, and God by Ian G Barbour( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest work, the dean of religion and science tackles some of the thorniest issues posed by contemporary thought. Thoroughly conversant with current developments, Barbour offers astute analyses of the shape and import of evolutionary theory, indeterminacy, neuroscience, information theory, and artificial intelligence. He also addresses deeper philosophical issues and the idea of nature itself. Then with characteristic clarity and verve, Barbour advances to the interconnected religious questions at the core of contemporary debate: Are humans free? Does religion itself evolve? Are we immortal? Is God omnipotent? How does God act in nature? Barbour's creative and constructive work offers hope that newer religious insights and imperatives occasioned by deep interaction with science can address the environmental and global challenges posed by science's relentless advance
Western man and environmental ethics; attitudes toward nature and technology by Ian G Barbour( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology, environment, and human values by Ian G Barbour( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy and American values by Ian G Barbour( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and the scientist by Ian G Barbour( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finite resources and the human future( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturwissenschaft trifft Religion : Gegner, Fremde, Partner? by Ian G Barbour( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand la science rencontre la religion by Ian G Barbour( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Physicien nucléaire et théologien, Ian G. Barbour livre une introduction claire, précise et profonde des liens actuels entre avancées scientifiques et idées religieuses, proposant des alternatives à l'opposition caricaturale entre "matérialisme" scientifique et "spiritualité" religieuse." (cf. quatrième de couverture). [SDM]
Fifty years in science and religion : Ian G. Barbour and his legacy( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty Years in Science and Religion brings together nineteen leading scholars in the field to offer an appreciative yet critical assessment of the impact of Barbour's work on science and religion and to point ahead towards future critical areas, goals and tasks that await new research and visionary exploration. This book includes a unique autobiography by Barbour in which for the first time he shares and reflects on his life and work, as well as a detailed bibliography of Barbour's works. Together, the authors demonstrate how Barbour's writings and the hundreds of scholars who have now become part of the field have changed the course of intellectual history in the West by making possible and necessary a truly constructive engagement between science and religion in the context of inter-religious dialogue and the global human and environmental challenges of our time."--Jacket
Problemas de religión y ciencia by Ian G Barbour( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith in science : scientists search for truth by Mark Richardson( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where did we come from? Where are we going? Why? These are some of the questions addressed in this book by some of the world's most distinguished scientists. Through intimate conversations with leading scientists who hold religious beliefs (including two Nobel Laureates), the reader is invited to explore the connections and conflicts between the scientific and the religious approaches to truth. Subjects range from the existence and nature of god to the role of spirituality in modern science. The result is a mosaic of unguarded accounts of how two of the major cultural forces can work together to offer unique insights into the ultimate questions of our existence. W. Mark Richardson teaches at the General Theological Seminary in New York. He is the co-editor of Science: History, Method, Dialogue (Routledge, 1996)
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Religion in an age of science
Alternative Names
Barbour, Ian

Barbour, Ian 1923-

Barbour, Ian 1923-2013

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Barbour, Ian Graeme

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Ian Graeme Barbour Physiker und Theologe

Барбур, Иен 1923-

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バーバー, I. G

When science meets religionEthics in an age of technologyNature, human nature, and GodTechnology, environment, and human valuesEnergy and American valuesFifty years in science and religion : Ian G. Barbour and his legacyFaith in science : scientists search for truth