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Ravinder Koul - Associate Professor of Education, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

Book Title: Science and religion: Some historical perspectives

Author: J. H. Brooke

Book Description:

Science and religion is a critical guide to the fascinating and enduring issue of the relationship between scientific thought and religious belief. Brooke considers the historical contexts in which particular forms of "science" could be used for both religious and secular ends. I learned that context influences the meaning of "science". For example, the public definition of "science" in nineteenth century Britain was shaped by the way different social groups interpreted and organized their views of knowledge. This book articulates why science educators need to deal with issues unrelated to science, and has taught me the importance of connecting the nature of science with the everyday lives of my students


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