Faith in Science

Scientists Search for Truth

Author: Mark Richardson,Gordy Slack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134516568

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Through intimate conversations with some of the world's most distinguished scientists (including two Nobel Laureates), Faith in Science invites us to explore the connections between scientific and religious approaches to truth. Subjects range from the existence and nature of God to the role of spirituality in modern science. The result is a clear account of how two major cultural forces can work together to offer unique insights into questions of existence.
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Faith and Wisdom in Science

Author: Tom McLeish

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198702612

Category: History

Page: 284

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Takes a fresh approach to the 'science and religion' debate, taking a scientist's reading of the enigmatic and beautiful Book of Job as a centrepiece, and asking what science might ultimately be for. Rather than conflicting with faith, science can be seen as a deeply religious activity.
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God in the Lab

How science enhances faith

Author: Ruth M, Bancewicz

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 0857215698

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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For former biologist Dr Ruth Bancewicz, experiencing scientific research first hand brings a sense of awe that enhances faith. As a communicator of science and Christianity over the last ten years, she has encountered many others who have similar stories to tell. This book is a distillation of that experience, and an exploration of the common ground that exists between science and faith. Science can be unglamorous and difficult, but people enjoy it. It gives the opportunity to use creativity and imagination, to appreciate the beauty of the natural world, and to experience the wonder and awe of finding out new things - thinking God's thoughts after him. Through the eyes of the author and six other experienced scientists, God in the Lab shows how science can build faith in God, and gently challenges non-Christians to consider the connections between science and faith.
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Faith in the Age of Science

Atheism, Religion, and the Big Yellow Crane

Author: Mark Silversides

Publisher: Sacristy Press

ISBN: 190838154X

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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This book carefully examines the claims made by the followers and promoters of both atheism and religion in a rational and engaging way.
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Belief in Science and in Christian Life

The Relevance of Michael Polanyi's Thought for Christian Faith and Life

Author: Thomas F. Torrance

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1579101313

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Superstition

Belief in the Age of Science

Author: Robert L. Park

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400828777

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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From uttering a prayer before boarding a plane, to exploring past lives through hypnosis, has superstition become pervasive in contemporary culture? Robert Park, the best-selling author of Voodoo Science, argues that it has. In Superstition, Park asks why people persist in superstitious convictions long after science has shown them to be ill-founded. He takes on supernatural beliefs from religion and the afterlife to New Age spiritualism and faith-based medical claims. He examines recent controversies and concludes that science is the only way we have of understanding the world. Park sides with the forces of reason in a world of continuing and, he fears, increasing superstition. Chapter by chapter, he explains how people too easily mistake pseudoscience for science. He discusses parapsychology, homeopathy, and acupuncture; he questions the existence of souls, the foundations of intelligent design, and the power of prayer; he asks for evidence of reincarnation and astral projections; and he challenges the idea of heaven. Throughout, he demonstrates how people's blind faith, and their confidence in suspect phenomena and remedies, are manipulated for political ends. Park shows that science prevails when people stop fooling themselves. Compelling and precise, Superstition takes no hostages in its quest to provoke. In shedding light on some very sensitive--and Park would say scientifically dubious--issues, the book is sure to spark discussion and controversy.
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Broken Words

The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics

Author: Jonathan Dudley

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307720799

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Abortion. Homosexuality. Environmentalism. Evolution. Conservative positions on these topics are the current boundaries of mainstream Evangelical Christianity. But what if the theological arguments given by popular leaders on these “big four” were not quite as clear cut as they claim? Growing up as an evangelical Christian, Jonathan Dudley was taught that faith was defined by the total rejection of abortion, homosexuality, evolution, and environmentalism. But once he had begun studying biology and ethics, his views began to change and he soon realized that what he had been told about the Bible – and those four big issues – may have been misconstrued. Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics assesses the scientific and cultural factors leading evangelicals to certain stances on each issue, shows where they went wrong, and critically challenges the scriptural, ethical, and biological arguments issued by those leaders today. In Broken Words, Dudley applies the Bible and biology to challenge the fixed political dogmas of the religious right. Evangelicals are confronted for the first time from within their ranks on the extent to which faith has been corrupted by conservative politics, cultural prejudice and naive anti-intellectualism. A re-ordering of American Christianity is underway – and this book is an essential part of the conversation. From the Hardcover edition.
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Faith in the Scientific Philosophy of Religion

Author: Abdul Rashid Seyal

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434300129

Category: Philosophy

Page: 404

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To find out more info on this book visit the authors web site @ http://www.katrinasmess.com
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Modern Science, Ancient Faith

Portsmouth Review

Author: The Portsmouth Institute

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1580512518

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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Featuring contributions by Dr. John F. Haught, Senior Fellow of Science & Religion at Georgetown University, Florida State University’s Dr. Michael Ruse, a specialist in the history and philosophy of science, Brown University’s Dr. Kenneth Miller, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Dr. William A. Dembski. Modern Science, Ancient Faith highlights the proceedings of the 2012 Portsmouth Institute on faith existing in a world where science is demonstrating ever more details of creation and the evolution of human life.
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Fundamental Theology

Author: Heinrich Fries

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813208633

Category: Religion

Page: 682

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Praise for the German edition: "A master listener, a master arguer, a master of ecumenical sensitivity, [Fries] is concerned to hand on an existential and reflected experience of the faith, and to make it comprehensible to other men and women as an answer to their questions about the meaning and direction of life . . . thus Fundamental Theology is not just a textbook, but also a book of faith." --Herder Korrespondenz Fundamental theology--with its traditional divisions of faith, revelation, and Church--studies the basic anthropological, philosophical, biblical, and historical foundations of theology. It is the place where theology's religious, intellectual, and cultural presuppositions are mapped out and where individuals can gain an understanding of what is at stake as Catholic theology moves toward its future. Unfortunately, however, theology is seldom taught today in this carefully structured way. Many students and readers of theology have little access to the philosophy and theology of the modern neoscholastic revival that made possible the achievements of the Second Vatican Council and its current reforms. Addressing this need, renowned theologian Heinrich Fries offers what is both a traditionally structured treatment of the basic issues of fundamental theology as they have been modified by Vatican II, and a study of the major ethical, religious, and cultural issues of the late twentieth century. In discussing the many influences at work in Catholic theology, Fries provides the background needed for understanding a bewildering variety of developments and movements, such as neothomism; transcendental thomism; Church reform under Vatican II and liturgical reform; liberation and political theology, and their sibling movements of feminist, womanist, and mujerista theology; inculturation and Christianity's shift from a Eurocentric to a World Church; ecumenism and interreligious dialogue; the tensions between traditionalists and progressives; and, finally, Catholicism's rapproachment with modernity and the challenges of postmodernism. Fries is uniquely qualified to write a fundamental theology. He personally contributed to the great achievements of the Second Vatican Council and since that time has played a leading role in the contemporary development of the theology of revelation and ecumenism. Fundamental Theology was originally published in German in 1985. Now available for the first time in English, it will be an important reference for all theological students and an interesting historical study on Catholic theology for general readers. Born in Germany in 1911, Heinrich Fries was professor at Tubingen and Munich. He resides in Germany and continues to work as a writer and speaker.
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Faith, Science and Understanding

Author: John Polkinghorne

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300130676

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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divdivIn this captivating book, one of the most highly regarded scientist-theologians of our time explores aspects of the interaction of science and theology. John Polkinghorne defends the place of theology in the university (it is part of the human search for truth) and discusses the role of revelation in religion (it is a record of experience and not the communication of unchallengeable propositions). Throughout his thought-provoking conversation, Polkinghorne speaks with an honesty and openness that derives from his many years of experience in scientific research. A central concern of Polkinghorne’s collection of writings is to reconcile what science can say about the processes of the universe with theology’s belief in a God active within creation. The author examines two related concepts in depth. The first is the divine self-limitation involved in creation that leads to an important reappraisal of the traditional claim that God does not act as a cause among causes. The other is the nature of time and God’s involvement with it, an issue that Polkinghorne shows can link metascience and theological understandings. In the final section of the book, the author reviews three centuries of the science and theology debate and assesses the work of major contemporary contributors to the discussion: Wolfhart Pannenberg, Thomas Torrance, and Paul Davies. He also considers why the science-theology discussion has for several centuries been a particular preoccupation of the English. /DIV/DIV
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On Cultivating Faith and Science

Reflections on Two Key Topics of Modern Ethics

Author: Janez Juhant,Bojan Žalec

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825805972

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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The ethical distress of the (post)modern world stimulates and directs us to reflect our ethical and cultural grounds. Man is a transcendent being. He cannot reach or put in order immediate goods he needs if he is not prepared to acknowledge the grounds of his person and develop the virtues of prudence, love, hope, faith, wisdom, justice, courage, temperance etc. These are ethical questions concerning different worldviews and cannot be solved only by scientific methods. Many people who in the past did not care for religion as such, now take seriously religious personal and societal aspects of humane life. The fundamental crucial questions of man are ethical questions. They are in various ways related or perplexed with the question of faith and of science.
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Faith, Medicine, and Science

A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. David B. Larson

Author: Harold G Koenig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135422737

Category: Medical

Page: 354

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A perfect introduction to the connection between religious faith and physical and mental health! Faith, Medicine, and Science: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. David B. Larson is a comprehensive collection of groundbreaking work from one of the principal figures in the establishment, expansion, and acceptance of scientific research at the interface of religion, spirituality, and health. Dr. Jeff Levin and Dr. Harold G. Koenig honor their late colleague with a retrospective of his writings on the impact of religious faith and identity on physical and mental health and on a variety of social issues, including criminal behavior, substance abuse, mental illness, juvenile delinquency, reproductive decisions, marital satisfaction, family functioning, and the quality of life. The book also features a concise history of the religion and health field, a biography of Dr. Larson, and tributes, essays, and remembrances from the leading figures in the field. Faith, Medicine, and Science honors Dr. Larson’s role in raising awareness of the health effects of religious faith and his vision and efforts in establishing coursework on religion and spirituality within undergraduate and graduate medical education programs. His body of theoretical and empirical writings serves as a permanent record of the powerful role played by religion and spirituality, and his work stands as a lasting contribution to science, medicine, and society. These articles combine with the book’s supplemental features to provide social and behavioral scientists, medical researchers, and clinicians with an essential resource for clinical research and education. Topics examined in Faith, Medicine, and Science include: the religious life of alcoholics religion, spirituality, and mortality the impact of religion on men’s blood pressure the systematic analysis of research on religious variables a systematic review of nursing home research religious affiliations in mental health research samples as compared with national samples the associations between dimensions of religious commitment and mental health and much more! Faith, Medicine, and Science: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. David B. Larson documents the work of one of the most important writers on the interface of the human spirit and the healing arts. His death in 2002 at the age of 54 remains a profound loss, but through this book, his pioneering research will continue to serve as a thorough and accessible introduction to the religion and health field.
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Ernan McMullin and Critical Realism in the Science-Theology Dialogue

Author: Dr Paul L Allen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409477053

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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Scientists, philosophers and theologians have wrestled repeatedly with the question of whether knowledge is similar or different in their various understandings of the world and God. Although agreement is still elusive, the epistemology of critical realism, associated with Ian Barbour, John Polkinghorne and Arthur Peacocke, remains widely credible. Relying on the lifetime work of philosopher Ernan McMullin, this book expands our understanding of critical realism beyond a permanent stand-off between the subjective and objective, whether in science or theology. Critical realism illuminates the subject and the objectively known simultaneously. Responding to criticisms made against it, this book defends critical realism in science and theology with a specific role to play in our understanding of God.
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Fact, Faith and Fiction in the Development of Science

The Gifford Lectures Given in the University of St Andrews 1976

Author: R. Hooykaas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401592950

Category: History

Page: 462

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In this posthumous book, the late Professor R. Hooykaas (1906-1994) conveys a lifetime of historical thought about modes of scientific advance over the centuries. In what variety of ways has the human mind, with all its subjectivity and its capacity for self-deception, but also its piercing gifts of discovery, managed to come to terms with `the whimsical tricks of nature'? Central to this erudite, penetrating, and widely ranging study is Hooykaas's distinction between facts (given by nature yet entirely subject to our mode of interpreting them), faith (broad conceptions like the idea of order, of simplicity, or of harmony), and fictions in the sense of those daring intellectual tools, such as theories and hypotheses and models, which reflect the scientist's creative imagination. Case studies drawn from the history of all branches of science (including chemistry and the earth sciences) and from Antiquity to the present day, serve to widen and to deepen the understanding of every reader (whether a historian of science or not) with a desire to learn more about the realities of the scientific pursuit.
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The Spirituality of Science

How Science Strengthens Faith in God

Author: Norton Herbst,Gabe Lyons

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310325161

Category: Religion

Page: 107

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Join popular cultural and faith leaders in these five-session DVD studies that will challenge your innermost beliefs and preconceived ideas about life, faith, the world, and cultural responsibility.
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Fossils and Faith

Understanding Torah and Science

Author: Nathan Aviezer

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881256079

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Fossils and Faith demonstrates the profound implications of modern science for religious belief. It emphasizes that faith in God and accepting the truth of the Bible do not require the abandonment of rational thinking. Quite the contrary: Scientific findings have become important tools for understanding many biblical passages and for deepening one's faith. Fossils and Faith deals with the very essence of religion, showing how recent advances in science touch on Torah and faith in important ways. The complexity and subtlety of the physical universe provide the framework for understanding the interaction between God and His world. The reader will discover how modern science imparts new insights and deeper meaning to the eternal words of the Torah.
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Science in Flux

Author: J. Agassi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401018103

Category: Science

Page: 559

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