Critical Approaches to Science and Religion offers a new direction for scholarship on science and religion that examines social, political, and ecological concerns long part of the field but never properly centered. The works that make up this volume are not preoccupied with traditional philosophical or theological issues. Instead, the book draws on three vital schools of thought: critical race theory, feminist and queer theory, and postcolonial theory. Featuring a diverse array of contributors, it develops critical perspectives by examining how histories of empire, slavery, colonialism, and patriarchy have shaped the many relationships between science and religion in the modern era. In so doing, this book lays the groundwork for scholars interested in speaking directly to matters such as climate change, structural racism, immigration, health care, reproductive justice, and sexual identity.
About the Author
Myrna Perez Sheldon is associate professor of gender and American religion, jointly appointed in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, at Ohio University. Ahmed Ragab is an associate professor in the Department of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Terence Keel is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Department of African American Studies and the Institute for Society and Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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