The Science of God

The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom

Author: Gerald L. Schroeder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439135967

Category: Science

Page: 256

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For the readers of The Language of God, another instant classic from "a sophisticated and original scholar" (Kirkus Reviews) that disputes the idea that science is contrary to religion. In The Science of God, distinguished physicist and Biblical scholar Gerald L. Schroeder demonstrates the surprising parallels between a variety of Biblical teachings and the findings of biochemists, paleontologists, astrophysicists, and quantum physicists. In a brilliant and wide-ranging discussion of key topics that have divided science and religion—free will, the development of the universe, the origin of life, and the origin of man—Schroeder argues that the latest science and a close reading of the Bible are not just compatible but interdependent. This timely reissue of The Science of God features a brand-new preface by Schroeder and a compelling appendix that addresses the highly publicized experiment in 2008 in which scientists attempted to re-create the chemical composition of the cosmos immediately after the Big Bang. It also details Schroeder’s lucid explanations of complex scientific and religious concepts, such as the theory of relativity, the passage of time, and the definitions of crucial Hebrew words in the Bible. Religious skeptics, Biblical literalists, scientists, students, and physicists alike will be riveted by Schroeder’s remarkable contribution to the raging debate between science and religion.

The Science of God

The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom

Author: Gerald L. Schroeder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684837366

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Argues that the Bible and science offer two perspectives on the same truth, exploring such topics as the development of the universe, the origin of life, and free will

The Science of God

The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom

Author: Gerald L. Schroeder

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780767903035

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Schroeder (Genesis and the Big Bang, LJ 9/15/90) is an Israeli physicist and scholar of Genesis who maintains that a properly understood Bible and a properly understood science provide consistent sets of data. In recent decades, scientific discoveries in cosmology, paleontology, and quantum physics do not demonstrate or prove the activity of God, but they do remove conflict with that activity. Rapprochement occurs when believers read the Bible on the Bible's terms, avoiding literalism, and when scientists realize that science is powerless to pronounce on a purpose forlife. Schroeder is very lucid in explaining difficult scientific concepts, such as the passage of time according to the theory of relativity, and religious data, such as the original Hebrew words. Schroeder's careful andresponsible handling of the data on origins from science and Genesis 1, combined with a fresh, judicious correlation between the two, is compelling.

Genesis and the Big Bang Theory

The Discovery Of Harmony Between Modern Science And The Bible

Author: Gerald Schroeder

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307806995

Category: Science

Page: 224

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In this groundbreaking book, physicist Gerald Schroeder takes on skeptics from both sides of the cosmological debate, arguing that science and the Bible are not at odds concerning the origin of the universe. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Hidden Face of God

How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth

Author: Gerald L. Schroeder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743216830

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Gerald Schroeder, an MIT-trained scientist who has worked in both physics and biology, has emerged in recent years as one of the most popular and accessible apostles for the melding of science and religion. He first reconciled science and faith as different perspectives on a single whole in The Science of God. Now, in The Hidden Face of God, Schroeder takes a bold step forward, to show that science, properly understood, provides positive reasons for faith. Recent research in biology, chemistry, physics, and neuroscience contains unmistakable hints about the ultimate nature of reality. Simply put, we now know not only that behind matter lies energy, but also that behind energy lies wisdom. Scientists have touched on this wisdom in the laboratory, and its implications are awesome. From the wisdom encoded in DNA and analyzed by information science, to the wisdom unveiled in the fantastic complexity of cellular life, to the wisdom inherent in human consciousness, The Hidden Face of God offers a tour of the best of modern science. Schroeder makes no attempt to "prove" the existence of God. Yet his interpretations of the work of his fellow scientists touch on life's ultimate mysteries. His wise observations on the organization of organic life, on the power of humans to make sense of their sensory inputs, and on the complexities of the code of DNA all show that life has a direction and purpose that cannot be explained in purely physical terms. Throughout, he addresses three great themes: the question of first causes (i.e., where do the laws of nature come from?); the inseparability of mind and matter; and the philosophical problem of design. To believe that a designer must have been involved, he reminds us, we need not insist on perfection or on our view of perfection in the design. The Hidden Face of God will open a world of science to religious believers, and it will cause skeptics to rethink some of their deepest beliefs.

God According to God

A Physicist Proves We've Been Wrong About God All Along

Author: Gerald Schroeder

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061710156

Category: Religion

Page: 249

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A renowned scientist and author combines decades of scientific research and biblical study to present a groundbreaking new paradigm of how to understand God.

Modern Science in the Bible

Amazing Scientific Truths Found in Ancient Texts

Author: Ben Hobrink

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439166943

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Modern Science in the Bible shows that the Bible is not out-of-date, but that it was, in fact, thousands of years ahead of science when it was written. Used as a reference tool or merely to underline the trustworthiness of the Bible, this book succinctly demonstrates hard scientific facts from the Bible that modern science has only recently discovered. Ben Hobrink, although a biologist, writes in layman’s terms to describe current scientific debates and shows where scientific theories or conclusions differ from the Bible and offers explanations of the alleged differences. In Modern Science in the Bible, Hobrink not only defends the Bible; he lets others share his astonishment about the relevance of biblical rules. The book underlines the reliability of the Bible in the field of science and presents hard scientific facts that are structured around themes such as combating epidemics, hygiene, nutrition, and evolution.

God and the Folly of Faith

The Incompatibility of Science and Religion

Author: Victor J. Stenger

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616145994

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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Looking at both historical and contemporary contexts, the author argues that religion has played a major role in suppressing scientific pursuit. Original.

From Science to God

A Physicist s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness

Author: Peter Russell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577319917

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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From Science to God offers a crash course in the nature of reality. It is the story of Peter Russell's lifelong exploration into the nature of consciousness — how he went from being a strict atheist, studying mathematics and physics at Cambridge University, to realizing a profound personal synthesis of the mystical and scientific. Using his own tale of curiosity and exploration as the book’s backbone, Russell blends physics, psychology, and philosophy to reach a new worldview in which consciousness is a fundamental quality of creation. He shows how all the ingredients for this worldview are in place; nothing new needs to be discovered. We have only to put the pieces together and explore the new picture of reality that emerges. From Science to God is as much a personal story of an open-minded skeptic as it is a tour de force of scientific and religious paradigm shifts. Russell takes us from Galileo’s den to the lecture halls of Cambridge where he studied with Stephen Hawking. “If you had asked me then if there was a God,” says the best-selling author of his scientific beginnings, “I would have pointed to mathematics.” But no matter what empirical truths science offered Russell, one thorny question remained: How can something as immaterial as consciousness, ever arise from something as unconscious as matter?

God of the Big Bang

How Modern Science Affirms The Creator

Author: Leslie Wickman

Publisher: Worthy Publishing

ISBN: 1617955663

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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New scientific evidence strongly suggests there was a beginning to our universe. If the universe did indeed have a beginning, by the simple logic of cause and effect, there had to be an agent that induced it. Through her easy to understand writing, Wickman helps us understand origins of the universe. She takes complex discoveries and interprets them for a non-scientific audience. In God of the Big Bang she gives readers a better understanding of how Scripture, science and creation fit together.

The Science of God

Author: McGrath

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802828156

Category: Religion

Page: 271

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This book is a clear, concise guide to Alister McGrath's groundbreaking three-volume work A scientific theology. McGrath himself here summarizes his major project and sketches out its implications for many aspects of Christian doctrine. He then explores all of the major themes of his three-volume work, including the legitimacy of a scientific theology, the purpose and place of natural theology, the foundations of theological realism, the failure of classic foundationalism, the nature of revelation, and the place of metaphysics in theology.

The Universe in a Single Atom

The Convergence of Science And Spirituality

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767920813

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Explains how science and religion can work together to alleviate human suffering, arguing that understanding the connections between science and faith holds the key to achieving peace both within oneself and the world at large.

The Bible among the Myths

Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature?

Author: John N. Oswalt

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310322421

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Sixty years ago, most biblical scholars maintained that Israel’s religion was unique—that it stood in marked contrast to the faiths of its ancient Near Eastern neighbors. Nowadays, it is widely argued that Israel’s religion mirrors that of other West Semitic societies. What accounts for this radical change, and what are its implications for our understanding of the Old Testament? Dr. John N. Oswalt says the root of this new attitude lies in Western society’s hostility to the idea of revelation, which presupposes a reality that transcends the world of the senses, asserting the existence of a realm humans cannot control. While not advocating a “the Bible says it, and I believe it, and that settles it” point of view, Oswalt asserts convincingly that while other ancient literatures all see reality in essentially the same terms, the Bible differs radically on all the main points. The Bible Among the Myths supplies a necessary corrective to those who reject the Old Testament’s testimony about a transcendent God who breaks into time and space and reveals himself in and through human activity.

The Language of God

A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

Author: Francis Collins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847396151

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Dr Francis S. Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world's leading scientists, working at the cutting edge of the study of DNA, the code of life. Yet he is also a man of unshakable faith in God. How does he reconcile the seemingly unreconcilable? In THE LANGUAGE OF GOD he explains his own journey from atheism to faith, and then takes the reader on a stunning tour of modern science to show that physics, chemistry and biology -- indeed, reason itself -- are not incompatible with belief. His book is essential reading for anyone who wonders about the deepest questions of all: why are we here? How did we get here? And what does life mean?

Coming to Peace with Science

Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology

Author: Darrel R. Falk

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830874771

Category: Religion

Page: 235

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Is a thoroughly Christian and biblically informed doctrine of creation compatible with widely held conclusions of modern science, especially biology? For Darrel R. Falk, this is not just an abstract question but one with which he has personally wrestled. A professor of biology, Falk brings together his biblically based understanding of creation and the most current research in biology. The result of his efforts to acknowledge the validity of science and the authority of Scripture is a new paradigm for relating the claims of science to the truths of Christianity. Written with the undergraduate student in mind, this book nonetheless will help anyone who is looking for a place to stand in the creation-evolution debate, fearful that they'll have to choose between intellectual integrity and the faith of the church. Calling for charitable discussions within the church, Falk shows how an original and ongoing interaction of God with creation is fully reconcilable with the kinds of development identified by current biological science.

God & the Big Bang

Discovering Harmony Between Science & Spirituality

Author: Daniel Chanan Matt

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1879045893

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Mysticism and science: What do they have in common? How can one enlighten the other? By drawing on modern cosmology and ancient Kabbalah, Matt shows how science and religion can together enrich our spiritual awareness and help us recover a sense of wonder and find our place in the universe. Drawing on the insights of physics and Jewish mysticism, Daniel Matt uncovers the sense of wonder and oneness that connects us with the universe and God. He describes in understandable terms the parallels between modern cosmology and ancient Kabbalah. He shows how science and religion together can enrich our spiritual understanding. We "embody the energy" of the big bang, writes Matt. Furthermore, "God is not somewhere else, hidden from us. God is right here hidden from us." To discover the presence of God, Matt draws on both science and theology, fact and belief, and on the truths embodied in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity, as well as Judaism. A rich dialogue between the physical and the spiritual, God & the Big Bang takes us on a deeply personal, thoughtful and inspiring journey that helps us find our place in the universe--and the universe in ourselves.

The Reality of God

The Layman's Guide to Scientific Evidence for the Creator

Author: Steve R. Hemler

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1618902210

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Does God exist? Which is true? Evolution, creation...or both? Are we no more than meaningless collisions of molecules? Or do we owe our existence to a Creator, who has willed us (and everything else) into being, and who has a plan and purpose for our lives? The Reality of God addresses these all-important questions by providing an introductory overview of key scientific evidence, philosophical reasons, and insights drawn from human nature demonstrating God’s existence. In simple, accessible language, and well-supported by scientific experts, author Steven Hemler guides the reader through the most compelling evidence for the existence of God. Hemler shows how natural sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics far from disproving religious belief suggest and reveal the existence of a Creator at every turn. Those seeking sound reasons and credible science supporting belief in God will cherish this easy-to-read book. The Reality of God provides: • An opportunity to address doubts about God’s existence • Persuasive reasons for belief • Arguments showing the compatibility of faith and reason • Answers to the evolution vs. creation debate The Reality of God puts forth in layman’s terms how science and the natural world point to God’s existence. Anyone seeking answers to life’s deepest question will find in author Steven Hemler an indispensable guide.

Mind of God

The Scientific Basis for a Rational World

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671797182

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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A physicist uses science and philosophy to answer the ancient, unsolvable question: why does the universe exist?

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.