Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?

. . . and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-box at the Vatican Observatory

Author: Guy Consolmagno, SJ,Paul Mueller, SJ

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0804136963

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Witty and thought provoking, two Vatican astronomers shed provocative light on some of the strange places where religion and science meet. “Imagine if a Martian showed up, all big ears and big nose like a child’s drawing, and he asked to be baptized. How would you react?” —Pope Francis, May, 2014 Pope Francis posed that question—without insisting on an answer!—to provoke deeper reflection about inclusiveness and diversity in the Church. But it's not the first time that question has been asked. Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father Paul Mueller hear questions like that all the time. They’re scientists at the Vatican Observatory, the official astronomical research institute of the Catholic Church. In Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? they explore a variety of questions at the crossroads of faith and reason: How do you reconcile the The Big Bang with Genesis? Was the Star of Bethlehem just a pious religious story or an actual description of astronomical events? What really went down between Galileo and the Catholic Church—and why do the effects of that confrontation still reverberate to this day? Will the Universe come to an end? And… could you really baptize an extraterrestrial? With disarming humor, Brother Guy and Father Paul explore these questions and more over the course of six days of dialogue. Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial will make you laugh, make you think, and make you reflect more deeply on science, faith, and the nature of the universe.
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Star Struck

Seeing the Creator in the Wonders of Our Cosmos

Author: David Hart Bradstreet,Steve Rabey

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310344190

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The heavens are beckoning us, telling us that this wonderful, mind-boggling cosmic display is indeed the work of the creator. And now, using rovers and satellites, we're venturing further out into the vastness of space than ever before. In Star Struck, Christian astronomer David Bradstreet and writer Steve Rabey take readers on a guided tour of the biggest story ever, offering both intriguing science lessons and powerful spiritual insights: As we discover more about cosmos, we understand more about the character of our Creator; The more we see the vastness and complexity of the universe, the more we experience awe, wonder, praise, gratitude and humility; Hundreds of Christian astronomers blaze the way into deep exploration of the universe today, discovering and proving God’s work in the heavens. Combining a respect and admiration for mainstream astronomy with a zeal for uncovering new details about God’s celestial handiwork at its core, this book about stars, planets, asteroids, nebulae, comets, dark matter, and the other fingerprints of God will tell you that all of the worlds around you are God’s and this world is his home for you.
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What is Life? On Earth and Beyond

Author: Andreas Losch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107175895

Category: Science

Page: 332

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Approaches from the sciences, philosophy and theology, including the emerging field of astrobiology, can provide fresh perspectives to the age-old question 'What is Life?'. Has the secret of life been unveiled and is it nothing more than physical chemistry? Modern philosophers will ask if we can even define life at all, as we still don't know much about its origins here on Earth. Others regard life as something that cannot simply be reduced to just physics and chemistry, while biologists emphasize the historical component intrinsic to life on Earth. How can theology constructively interpret scientific findings? Can it contribute constructively to scientific discussions? Written for a broad interdisciplinary audience, this probing volume discusses life, intelligence and more against the background of contemporary biology and the wider contexts of astrobiology and cosmology. It also considers the challenging implications for science and theology if extraterrestrial life is discovered in the future.
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Case No. 666...Anitchrist Conspiracy Files

Author: Michael Kim Daniels

Publisher: Redemption Press

ISBN: 1632320703

Category:

Page: 191

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"Case No. 666" reveals a cosmic conspiracy to pollute the human bloodline, introduce further evil into the world, and lead to the Antichrist's arrival. Far beyond wacky conspiracy theory, this is a reasoned look at a dark sequence of events that will attempt to deceive believers, and will culminate in a showdown between Christ and Satan. This valuable resource thoroughly examines relevant biblical, scholarly and anecdotal evidence. Formatted as a trial between good and evil, it highlights the significance of blood moons, why the Great Flood took place, the deceptive connection between aliens and UFOs and the rise of the Antichrist.
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Yearbook on Space Policy 2014

The Governance of Space

Author: Cenan Al-Ekabi,Blandina Baranes,Peter Hulsroj,Arne Lahcen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3709118999

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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The Yearbook on Space Policy, edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The first part of the Yearbook sets out a comprehensive overview of the economic, political, technological and institutional trends that have affected space activities. The second part of the Yearbook offers a more analytical perspective on the yearly ESPI theme and consists of external contributions written by professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. The third part of the Yearbook carries forward the character of the Yearbook as an archive of space activities. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.
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