Science Christianity

Science   Christianity
Author: Richard F. Carlson
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2000-08-31
ISBN 10: 9780830822621
ISBN 13: 0830822623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Christianity Book Review:

Each contributor responds to the other essayists, noting points of agreement as well as disagreement.

Christianity in the Light of Science

Christianity in the Light of Science
Author: John W. Loftus
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 1633881741
ISBN 13: 9781633881747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity in the Light of Science Book Review:

This anthology of new critical essays written by experts in their fields, in honor of the late Victor Stenger, examines Christianity using established scientific criteria. Where science specifically touches upon the claims of Christianity the authors seek to show those claims lack the required evidence. The result is that Christianity is not a sufficiently evidenced religion. In his New York Times bestseller, God: The Failed Hypothesis, physicist Victor Stenger argued that claims of religion should be subject to the same standards of scientific rigor as any other truth claim. Taking this approach, the contributors argue that Christianity fails every known scientific test for truth. Stenger himself wrote a chapter for this volume before he died. In it he presents a brief history of ideas about cosmology, showing that Christianity’s premodern understanding of the cosmos is incompatible with current scientific evidence regarding the origin and structure of the cosmos. Other contributors examine a wide variety of topics, including biblical archaeology, Intelligent Design, the Shroud of Turin, free will, the existence of the soul, the efficacy of petitionary prayer, and more. This challenging work is indispensable reading for both skeptical readers and open-minded people of faith.

Blue Sky God

Blue Sky God
Author: Don MacGregor
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2012-07-27
ISBN 10: 1846949386
ISBN 13: 9781846949388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Sky God Book Review:

Blue Sky God interprets some new scientific theories with blue sky thinking to bring radical insights into God, Jesus and humanity, drawing also on some deep wells from the past in the writings of the early Christians. In an accessible style, it looks at science research and theories in areas such as quantum physics and consciousness, epigenetics, morphic resonance and the zero point field. From there, seeing God as the compassionate consciousness at the ground of being, it draws together strands to do with unitive consciousness and the Wisdom way of the heart. Throughout, it seeks to encourage an evolution in understanding of the Christian message by reinterpreting much of the theological language and meaning that has become ‘orthodoxy’ in the West. In doing so, it challenges many of the standard assumptions of Western Christianity. It outlines a spiritual path that includes elements from all of the world's great religions, is not exclusive, and yet has a place of centrality for Jesus the Christ as a Wisdom teacher of the path of transformative love.

Why Science and Faith Need Each Other

Why Science and Faith Need Each Other
Author: Elaine Howard Ecklund
Publsiher: Brazos Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 1493423770
ISBN 13: 9781493423774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Science and Faith Need Each Other Book Review:

Science and faith are often seen as being in opposition. In this book, award-winning sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund questions this assumption based on research she has conducted over the past 15 years. She highlights the ways these two spheres point to universal human values, showing readers they don't have to choose between science and Christianity. Breathing fresh air into debates that have consisted of more opinions than data, Ecklund offers insights uncovered by her research and shares her own story of personal challenges and lessons. In the areas most rife with conflict--the origin of the universe, evolution, climate change, and genetic technology--readers will find fascinating points of convergence in 8 virtues of human existence: curiosity, doubt, humility, creativity, healing, awe, shalom, and gratitude. The book includes discussion questions for group use and to help pastors, small group leaders, and congregants broach controversial topics and bridge the science-faith divide.

Faith Versus Fact

Faith Versus Fact
Author: Jerry A. Coyne
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN 10: 0698195515
ISBN 13: 9780698195516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith Versus Fact Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail. What we read in the news today is full of subjectivity, half-truths, and blatant falsehoods; and thus it is more necessary now than ever to safeguard the truth with facts. In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne aims to do exactly that in the arena of religion. In clear, dispassionate detail he explains why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion—including faith, dogma, and revelation—leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions. Coyne is responding to a national climate in which over half of Americans don’t believe in evolution (and congressmen deny global warming), and warns that religious prejudices and strictures in politics, education, medicine, and social policy are on the rise. Extending the bestselling works of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens, he demolishes the claims of religion to provide verifiable “truth” by subjecting those claims to the same tests we use to establish truth in science. Coyne irrefutably demonstrates the grave harm—to individuals and to our planet—in mistaking faith for fact in making the most important decisions about the world we live in.

Why Evolution is True

Why Evolution is True
Author: Jerry A. Coyne
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-01-14
ISBN 10: 019164384X
ISBN 13: 9780191643842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Evolution is True Book Review:

For all the discussion in the media about creationism and 'Intelligent Design', virtually nothing has been said about the evidence in question - the evidence for evolution by natural selection. Yet, as this succinct and important book shows, that evidence is vast, varied, and magnificent, and drawn from many disparate fields of science. The very latest research is uncovering a stream of evidence revealing evolution in action - from the actual observation of a species splitting into two, to new fossil discoveries, to the deciphering of the evidence stored in our genome. Why Evolution is True weaves together the many threads of modern work in genetics, palaeontology, geology, molecular biology, anatomy, and development to demonstrate the 'indelible stamp' of the processes first proposed by Darwin. It is a crisp, lucid, and accessible statement that will leave no one with an open mind in any doubt about the truth of evolution.

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity
Author: J. B. Stump,Alan G. Padgett
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 1118256522
ISBN 13: 9781118256527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity Book Review:

A cutting-edge survey of contemporary thought at the intersection of science and Christianity. Provides a cutting-edge survey of the central ideas at play at the intersection of science and Christianity through 54 original articles by world-leading scholars and rising stars in the discipline Focuses on Christianity's interaction with Science to offer a fine-grained analysis of issues such as multiverse theories in cosmology, convergence in evolution, Intelligent Design, natural theology, human consciousness, artificial intelligence, free will, miracles, and the Trinity, amongst many others Addresses major historical developments in the relationship between science and Christianity, including Christian patristics, the scientific revolution, the reception of Darwin, and twentieth century fundamentalism Divided into 9 Parts: Historical Episodes; Methodology; Natural Theology; Cosmology & Physics; Evolution; The Human Sciences; Christian Bioethics; Metaphysical Implications; The Mind; Theology; and Significant Figures of the 20th Century Includes diverse perspectives and broadens the conversation from the Anglocentric tradition

Finding God in Science

Finding God in Science
Author: Michael O'Connell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-11-07
ISBN 10: 9780997369052
ISBN 13: 0997369051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding God in Science Book Review:

A NASA rocket scientist uses quantum physics to find God in science. This is the story of one rocket scientist's quest to know the Creator of the universe, in the face of postmodern thought and atheistic claims. It follows the peaks and valleys of his aerospace career and his spiritual journey, in a novel defense of Christianity. Finding God in Science is written for anyone who struggles with doubts over atheistic claims about truth, God and science.Finding God in Science begins by reconciling the creation accounts of Genesis and science. Biblical and scientific evidence shows that the days of Genesis 1 were long periods of time, rather than 24 hour days. Ancient interpretations of the Genesis order of creation are also shown to match modern science. Finding God clarifies the nature of Adam's race, original sin, and the real extent of Noah's flood, with biblical interpretations that are faithful to the original texts. Finding God in Science continues by exploring the implications of quantum mechanics, which have a deep and unexpected relevance to Christianity. This is the first book to demonstrate that Jesus Christ's earthly message and mission parallel the natural laws of the universe, revealing a Divine premeditation. Finding God in Science shows how Jesus Christ could be both God and man, and what it means to really know God and to communicate with Him. Finding God sheds new light on the mystery of why Christ had to die to save us from our sins, and why we have to die to finally realize eternal life. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the security of our salvation are described using quantum analogies. Quantum mechanics is shown to form the physical basis of human consciousness, and underlie the core tenets of Christianity.As incredible as it may sound, these claims are based on the key features of quantum mechanics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, non locality and quantum entanglement. The gospel is presented in a new language using the fundamental principles of physics. Finding God in Science will challenge your thinking, touch your soul, and deepen your faith.

Handbook of Early Christianity

Handbook of Early Christianity
Author: Anthony J. Blasi,Paul-André Turcotte,Jean Duhaime
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 802
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780759100152
ISBN 13: 0759100152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Early Christianity Book Review:

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Three Views on Christianity and Science

Three Views on Christianity and Science
Author: Zondervan,
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN 10: 0310598559
ISBN 13: 9780310598558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Views on Christianity and Science Book Review:

When it comes to relating Christianity to modern Western culture, perhaps no topic is more controversial than the relationship between Christianity and science. Outside the church, the myth of a backwards, anti-science Christianity is very common in popular culture and can poison the well before a fruitful dialogue can begin. Within the church, opposing viewpoints on the relation between Christianity and science often lead to division. Three Views on Christianity and Science addresses both types of conflict. Featuring leading evangelical scholars, this book presents three primary options for the compatibility of Christianity and science and models constructive dialogue on the surrounding controversial issues. The highlighted contributors and their views are: Michael Ruse, representing the Independence View - When functioning correctly, science and Christian theology operate independently of each other, seeking answers to different questions through different means. Alister McGrath, representing the Dialogue View - Though the natural sciences and Christian philosophy and theology function differently, they can and should inform each other. Bruce L. Gordon, representing the Constrained Integration View - Science, philosophy, and theology all contribute to our understanding of reality. Their interactions constrain each other and together present an optimally coherent and integrated picture of reality. By engaging with the viewpoints of the contributors, readers will come away with a deeper understanding of the compatibility of science and Christianity, as well as of the positions of those who disagree with them. Scholars, students, pastors, and interested laypeople will be able to make use of this material in research, assignments, sermons and lessons, evangelism, and apologetics. The Counterpoints series presents a comparison and critique of scholarly views on topics important to Christians that are both fair-minded and respectful of the biblical text. Each volume is a one-stop reference that allows readers to evaluate the different positions on a specific issue and form their own, educated opinion.

Christianity in Evolution

Christianity in Evolution
Author: Jack Mahoney
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN 10: 1589017994
ISBN 13: 9781589017993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity in Evolution Book Review:

Evolution has provided a new understanding of reality, with revolutionary consequences for Christianity. In an evolutionary perspective the incarnation involved God entering the evolving human species to help it imitate the trinitarian altruism in whose image it was created and counter its tendency to self-absorption. Primarily, however, the evolutionary achievement of Jesus was to confront and overcome death in an act of cosmic significance, ushering humanity into the culminating stage of its evolutionary destiny, the full sharing of God’s inner life. Previously such doctrines as original sin, the fall, sacrifice, and atonement stemmed from viewing death as the penalty for sin and are shown not only to have serious difficulties in themselves, but also to emerge from a Jewish culture preoccupied with sin and sacrifice that could not otherwise account for death. The death of Jesus on the cross is now seen as saving humanity, not from sin, but from individual extinction and meaninglessness. Death is now seen as a normal process that affect all living things and the religious doctrines connected with explaining it in humans are no longer required or justified. Similar evolutionary implications are explored affecting other subjects of Christian belief, including the Church, the Eucharist, priesthood, and moral behavior.

The Genesis of Science

The Genesis of Science
Author: James Hannam
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN 10: 1596982055
ISBN 13: 9781596982055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Genesis of Science Book Review:

The Not-So-Dark Dark Ages What they forgot to teach you in school: People in the Middle Ages did not think the world was flat The Inquisition never executed anyone because of their scientific ideologies It was medieval scientific discoveries, including various methods, that made possible Western civilization’s “Scientific Revolution” As a physicist and historian of science James Hannam debunks myths of the Middle Ages in his brilliant book The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution. Without the medieval scholars, there would be no modern science. Discover the Dark Ages and their inventions, research methods, and what conclusions they actually made about the shape of the world.

Science and Theology

Science and Theology
Author: J. C. Polkinghorne
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781451411515
ISBN 13: 1451411510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Theology Book Review:

In this short masterpiece, eminent scientist and theologian John Polkinghorne offers an accessible, yet authoritative, introduction to the stimulating field of science and theology. After surveying their volatile historical relationship, he leads the reader through the whole array of questions at the nexus of the scientific and religious quests. A lucid and lively writer, Polkinghorne provides a marvelously clear overview of the major elements of current science (including quantum theory, chaos theory, time, and cosmology). He then offers a concise outline of the character of religion and shows the joint potential of science of religion to illumine some of the thorniest issues in theology today: creation, the nature of knowledge, human and divine identity and agency. Polkinghorne aptly demonstrates that a sturdy faith has nothing to fear and much to gain from an intellectually honest appraisal of the new horizons of contemporary science.

Why Science Does Not Disprove God

Why Science Does Not Disprove God
Author: Amir Aczel
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN 10: 0062230611
ISBN 13: 9780062230614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Science Does Not Disprove God Book Review:

The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive. A highly publicized coterie of scientists and thinkers, including Richard Dawkins, the late Christopher Hitchens, and Lawrence Krauss, have vehemently contended that breakthroughs in modern science have disproven the existence of God, asserting that we must accept that the creation of the universe came out of nothing, that religion is evil, that evolution fully explains the dazzling complexity of life, and more. In this much-needed book, science journalist Amir Aczel profoundly disagrees and conclusively demonstrates that science has not, as yet, provided any definitive proof refuting the existence of God. Why Science Does Not Disprove God is his brilliant and incisive analyses of the theories and findings of such titans as Albert Einstein, Roger Penrose, Alan Guth, and Charles Darwin, all of whose major breakthroughs leave open the possibility— and even the strong likelihood—of a Creator. Bolstering his argument, Aczel lucidly discourses on arcane aspects of physics to reveal how quantum theory, the anthropic principle, the fine-tuned dance of protons and quarks, the existence of anti-matter and the theory of parallel universes, also fail to disprove God.

The Territories of Science and Religion

The Territories of Science and Religion
Author: Peter Harrison
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-04-06
ISBN 10: 022618448X
ISBN 13: 9780226184487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Territories of Science and Religion Book Review:

Peter Harrison takes what we think we know about science and religion, dismantles it, and puts it back together again in a provocative new way. It is a mistake to assume, as most do, that the activities and achievements that are usually labeled religious and scientific have been more or less enduring features of the cultural landscape of the West. Harrison, by setting out the history of science and religion to see when and where they come into being and to trace their mutations over timereveals how distinctively Western and modern they are. Only in the past few hundred years have religious beliefs and practices been bounded by a common notion and set apart from the secular. And the idea of the natural sciences as discrete activities conducted in isolation from religious and moral concerns is even more recent, dating from the nineteenth century. Putting the so-called opposition between religion and science into historical perspective, as Harrison does here for the first time, has profound implications for our understanding of the present and future relations between them. "

Christian Science Sentinel

Christian Science Sentinel
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1898
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89114732522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A God That Could be Real

A God That Could be Real
Author: Nancy Ellen Abrams
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 0807075957
ISBN 13: 9780807075951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A God That Could be Real Book Review:

A paradigm-shifting blend of science, religion, and philosophy for the agnostic, spiritual-but-not-religious, and scientifically minded reader Many people are fed up with the way traditional religion alienates them, perpetuates conflict, vilifies science, and undermines reason. Nancy Abrams—a philosopher of science, lawyer, and lifelong atheist—is among them, but she has also found freedom in imagining a higher power. In A God That Could Be Real, Abrams explores a radically new way of thinking about God. She dismantles several common assumptions about God and shows why an omniscient, omnipotent God that created the universe and plans what happens is incompatible with science—but that this doesn’t preclude a God that can comfort and empower us. Moving away from traditional arguments for God, Abrams finds something worthy of the name “God” in the new science of emergence: just as a complex ant hill emerges from the collective behavior of individually clueless ants, and just as the global economy emerges from the interactions of billions of individuals’ choices, God, she argues, is an “emergent phenomenon” that arises from the staggering complexity of humanity’s collective aspirations and is in dialogue with every individual. This God did not create the universe—it created the meaning of the universe. It’s not universal—it’s planetary. It can’t change the world, but it helps us change the world. A God that could be real, Abrams shows us, is what humanity needs to inspire us to collectively cooperate to protect our warming planet and create a long-term civilization.

Science Was Born of Christianity

Science Was Born of Christianity
Author: Stacy Trasancos
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-06-16
ISBN 10: 9780989969611
ISBN 13: 0989969614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Was Born of Christianity Book Review:

This book is a science history and philosophy book about the conditions necessary in order for science to flourish. The book argues that only in Christian nations were the circumstances right for science to progress to the point it has today. The book is based on the work of Stanley Jaki and Pierre Duhem.

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
Author: Mark A. Noll
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780802841803
ISBN 13: 0802841805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind Book Review:

Mark Noll has written a major indictment of American evangelicalism. Reading this book, one wonders if the evangelical movement has pandered so much to American culture and tried to be so popular only to lose not only it's mind but it's soul as well. For evangelical pastors and parishoners alike, this is a must read! --Robert Wuthnow.

Religion Vs Science

Religion Vs  Science
Author: Elaine Howard Ecklund,Christopher P. Scheitle
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0190650621
ISBN 13: 9780190650629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Vs Science Book Review:

At the end of a five-year journey to find out what religious Americans think about science, Ecklund and Scheitle emerge with the real story of the relationship between science and religion in American culture. Based on the most comprehensive survey ever done-representing a range of religious traditions and faith positions-Religion vs. Science is a story that is more nuanced and complex than the media and pundits would lead us to believe. The way religious Americans approach science is shaped by two fundamental questions: What does science mean for the existence and activity of God? What does science mean for the sacredness of humanity? How these questions play out as individual believers think about science both challenges stereotypes and highlights the real tensions between religion and science. Ecklund and Scheitle interrogate the widespread myths that religious people dislike science and scientists and deny scientific theories. Religion vs. Science is a definitive statement on a timely, popular subject. Rather than a highly conceptual approach to historical debates, philosophies, or personal opinions, Ecklund and Scheitle give readers a facts-on-the-ground, empirical look at what religious Americans really understand and think about science.