Emergence
One of the current, frequently discussed topics within science and religion is known as
emergence.  Emergence addresses the question of reductionism:  Are things merely the
sum of their parts or can complex wholes introduce new, novel structures in the world
that require their own level of explanation?  Below are the links that will lead to the
material.

1.  
How Can Emergence Explain Reality by Robert Lawrence Kuhn

2.  
Beyond Reductionism by Stuart Kaufman

3.  
From Philip Clayton's website:  Philip Clayton is a philosopher and theologian
specializing in the entire range of issues that arise at the intersection between science and
religion.  Over the last several decades he has published and lectured extensively on all
branches of this debate, including the history of modern philosophy, philosophy of
science, comparative religions, and constructive theology . . . .  As a public intellectual he
seeks to address the burning ethical and political issues at the intersection of science,
ethics, religion, and spirituality (e.g., the stem cell debate, euthanasia, the environmental
crisis, interreligious warfare).  As a philosopher he works to show the compatibility of
science with religious belief across the fields where the two may be integrated (emergence
theory, evolution and religion, evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and consciousness).




Resources for Addressing Emergence