Rejecting the conflict narrative: American Jewish and Muslim views on science and religion

  title={Rejecting the conflict narrative: American Jewish and Muslim views on science and religion},
  author={Brandon Vaidyanathan and David R. Johnson and Pamela J. Prickett and Elaine Howard Ecklund},
  journal={Social Compass},
  pages={478 - 496}
Sociological research on the US population’s views of science and religion has recently burgeoned, but focuses primarily on Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals. Our study advances understandings of how Americans of non-Christian faiths – namely Judaism and Islam – perceive the relationship between science and religion. We draw on in-depth interviews (N=92) conducted in Orthodox Jewish, Reform Jewish, and Sunni Muslim congregations in two major cities to elucidate how respondents… 
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* I am indebted to John Lofland and Rodney Stark who collaborated with me in formulating the theoretical distinctions outlined in the first section of this paper. I am also grateful to Neil Smelser