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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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: John W. Loftus
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Release: 2016-07-26
File: 380 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781633881747

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

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Genre: Religion
Author: Richard F. Carlson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release: 2000-08-31
File: 276 Pages
ISBN-13: 0830822623

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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

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: J. B. Stump
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2012-03-12
File: 664 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118256527

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Science and Christianity is an accessible, engaging introduction to topics at the intersection of science and Christian theology. A philosophically orientated treatment that introduces the relationship of science to Christianity and explores to what extent the findings of science affect traditional Christian theology Addresses important theological topics in light of contemporary science, including divine action, the problem of natural evil, and eschatology Historically oriented chapters and chapters covering methodological principles for both science and theology provide the reader with a strong foundational understanding of the issues Includes feature boxes highlighting quotations, biographies of major scientists and theologians, key terms, and other helpful information Issues are presented as fairly and objectively as possible, with strengths and weaknesses of particular interpretations fully discussed

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Genre: Religion
Author: J. B. Stump
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2016-10-17
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118625279

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Genre: Religion
Author: Anthony J. Blasi
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Release: 2002
File: 802 Pages
ISBN-13: 0759100152

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A Science and Religion Primer is a unique resource: an encyclopedia, an annotated bibliography, and a survey of the relationship between two equally complex fields. Editors Heidi Campbell and Heather Looy begin their work with four chapters from expert contributors: history of the science and religion dialogue, the role of philosophy in the science and religion dialogue, theology's intersection with the science and religion dialogue, and science and technology in light of religion. Entries cover such diverse topics as philosopher of science Karl Popper, the anthropic principle, Gaia, theodicy, hermeneutics, Intelligent Design, and more. Professors and students of theology, religion, and science--at both the undergraduate and graduate levels--will welcome this contribution. A Science and Religion Primer is an accessible and affordable contribution to interdisciplinary studies and provides a respectful conversation between science and faith.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Heidi A. Campbell
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release: 2009-03-01
File: 230 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781441205131

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Genre: Religion and science
Author: John William Draper
Publisher:
Release: 1878
File: 373 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:24503810415

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Rigid adherence to scientism—as opposed to a healthy respect for science—is all too prevalent in our world today. Rather than leading to a deeper understanding of our universe, this worldview actually undermines real science and marginalizes morality and religion. In this book, celebrated philosopher J. P. Moreland exposes the selfdefeating nature of scientism and equips us to recognize scientism’s harmful presence in different aspects of culture, emboldening our witness to biblical Christianity and arming us with strategies for the integration of faith and science—the only feasible path to genuine knowledge.

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Genre: Science
Author: J. P. Moreland
Publisher: Crossway
Release: 2018-09-20
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781433556937

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In a crystal clear discussion of science and religion and their logical friendship in the search for truth and understanding, Polkinghorne draws on discoveries made in atomic physics to make credible the claims of Christianity, and helps refine Christian perceptions through the knowledge that the new science brings. He discusses belief in God, chaos, evolution, miracles, and prayer, and gives an answer to the question: Can a scientist believe?

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Genre: Religion
Author: J. C. Polkinghorne
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Release: 1996
File: 102 Pages
ISBN-13: 0824515218

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A NASA rocket scientist uses quantum physics to find God in science in the face of postmodern atheistic claims. FGIS reveals the consistency of the Bible and science in plain language. This is the first book to demonstrate that Jesus Christ's earthly message and mission parallel the natural laws of the universe.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Michael O'Connell
Publisher:
Release: 2018-10-12
File: 290 Pages
ISBN-13: 0997369027

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