Wonder and Wisdom
Number of pages: 192
An intriguing exploration of wonder and wisdom, and how they might offer a deeper understanding between science and religion.
Accessibly written with the general reader in mind, Wonder and Wisdom offers a fascinating insight into the interplay between science and theology, and the dialogue between both. Celia Deane-Drummond explores the twin themes of wonder and wisdom, and examines their importance in the history and development of theology, science, and philosophy.Drawing on her background in theology and the biological sciences, Deane-Drummond touches on issues ranging from the origin of the cosmos, Darwinian evolutionary theory, and the role of God as creator, there is wisdom in nature, and the role of neuroscience in human nature and religious experience.In conclusion, Deane-Drummond considers how wonder and wisdom might offer deeper understanding between science and religion.
She suggests that these twin themes offer a meeting place for conversations to begin between science and theology, and considers what kind of spirituality might emerge from the engagement.
Celia Deane-Drummond is Professor of Theology at University College Chester and director of the Center for Religion and the Biosciences. Her many published works include Creation through Wisdom: Theology and the New Biology and The Ethics of Nature.