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Introduction

  • Berry BillingsleyEmail author
  • Keith Chappell
  • Michael J. Reiss
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Part of the Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education book series (CTISE, volume 48)

Abstract

Questions which bridge science and religion cross many boundaries, and this is especially the case in schools and other educational institutions. The boundaries that a curriculum puts around different types of knowledge and different ways of constructing knowledge work well in so many ways in education, but they can become barriers to asking and exploring questions that bridge science and religion if they become systematic and entrenched. At the heart of this book and this introductory chapter, there is a belief that a model of the relationship between science and religion that presumes conflict to be the only way in which they can be viewed does neither science nor religion justice.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Berry Billingsley
    • 1
    Email author
  • Keith Chappell
    • 1
  • Michael J. Reiss
    • 2
  1. 1.LASAR (Learning about Science and Religion)Canterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUK
  2. 2.Institute of EducationUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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