|Full title||Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life [permalink]|
|Author||Stephen Jay Gould (author)|
|Categories||Religion and science|
|Original publication year||1999|
|ISBN||978-0-099-28452-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
This is the book in which Gould lays out in full detail his concept of NOMA, Non-Overlapping Magisteria, the idea that science and religion are masters over different (and mutually incommunicable) realms. It's an attempt to reconcile the recent intellectual hostilities between scientists and people of faith by appealing to NOMA, saying that there doesn't have to be a conflict.
I'm not sure if this book is winning me over to Gould's way of thinking, but it's extremely well written, interesting, and full of siren arguments and pretty poetry. I can definitely recommend it if you're interested in the history of the conflict between science and religion.