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Author : John W. Loftus
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2016-07-26
Page : 380
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1633881741
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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.


Author : Zakir Naik
Publisher : khalid siddiqui
Release : 2013
Page : 124
Category : Islam
ISBN 13 : 9788172319274
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Author : Joseph Estlin Carpenter
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Release : 2015-06-26
Page : 29
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781330228302
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Excerpt from Christianity in the Light of Historical Science Gentlemen, - The College which resumes its work to-day, ' exists for the purpose of promoting the study of religion, theology, and philosophy, without insisting upon the adoption of particular doctrines.' This principle is of much wider application than is commonly supposed. In this country, it is true, the conception of religious fellowship without limitation of doctrine or definition of creed has been the inheritance only of an inconspicuous group of churches, which have found three small Colleges sufficient for their needs. But it is also the basis of the Theological Faculty of a great modern University like the Victoria University at Manchester. Early in the last century it became the guiding principle of the Divinity School of Harvard University, the oldest of the American foundations, at Cambridge, Massachusetts. And it provides the field for the whole religious life of the Protestant Churches of an entire European State, the Federation of the Swiss Cantons. Among a robust and energetic people political freedom resulted in a remarkably thorough adoption of religious freedom also. Thirty-one years ago at Geneva the last vestiges of dogmatic control were swept away; and the Church Constitution declared that 'any minister may preach and teach freely on his own responsibility, nor may this liberty be restricted either by confessions of faith or by liturgical formularies.' The Theological Faculty of its University is no less free. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Author : Michael O'Connell
Publisher :
Release : 2020-11-07
Page :
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ISBN 13 : 9780997369052
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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.


Author : Joseph Estlin Carpenter
Publisher :
Release : 1905
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Author : Mark A. Noll
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 1994
Page : 274
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780802841803
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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.


Author : Isaac Massey Haldeman
Publisher :
Release : 2015-07-08
Page : 454
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781330939727
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Excerpt from Christian Science in the Light of Holy Scripture I have had one object in writing this book: To show that Christian Science is wholly outside the Bible and has no right to the name "Christian." If it did not come in the name of Christ, quote the Bible, use Christian nomenclature, and profess to be the faith once delivered to the saints, I would have paid no more attention to it than to other false religions of the earth. But just because it does come in the name of Christ, teaches in His name - and yet - denies all for which that name stands in Holy Writ; because it exalts a false Christ and preaches a false Christianity, I have sent forth this testimony of warning. And the warning is necessary. The average Christian is ignorant concerning it. He hears only the appeals it makes in the name of Christ, is brought into daily contact with its aggressiveness, and does not know how to answer its subtitles. The unsaved soul to whom it comes, offering health and peace in a name which he has heard always associated with righteousness and truth, is off his guard, and can be led astray and ruined - unless some word of light and revelation be given him. The method of this work is direct. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Author : Joseph Estlin Carpenter
Publisher :
Release : 1905
Page : 23
Category : Christianity
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Author : Mahfuth Khamis Amafua
Publisher :
Release : 2012
Page : 448
Category :
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This dissertation discusses the origin and formation of cosmos in Islam and Christianity in the light of modern science. The motive behind this research has been to find out areas of disagreement as well as the common ground where the three parties (Islam, Christianity and modern science) could integrate and utilize each other's for prosperity and enhancement of human community or the entire world. The study argues that there is no doubt that the three parties have provided indisputable and remarkable accounts regarding the origin and formation of the cosmos that has shaped the worldview and attitude of mankind through and through. However, the findings of this study reveal that the explanations given by the modern science are limited as compared to the comprehensive explanations provided by theology that entails metaphysics, ontology, the knowledge concerning the unseen world, as well as that of eschatology and the like. As we have seen, modern science has failed in one way or the other to provide us with information to the origin of the cosmos as well as the origin of man, the fate of the universe, including the purpose of our existence in this world and of course our final destination. Furthermore, it (modern science) could not provide a code of ethics or moral guidelines for human beings to rightfully govern themselves and sustainable environment in order to pave the way to a bright future for generations to come. It then follows that there exists a dire necessity and urgency for the reunification of science with religion. Since modern science is not compatible with Christianity, Islam can easily supply the required religious background to modern science and bring the cosmic truth espoused by religions through scientific scrutiny.


Author : Vasilios Makrides
Gayle Woloschak
Publisher :
Release : 2019-10-15
Page : 300
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9782503576169
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The first volume of the new series Science and the Orthodox Church focuses on the nature of the relationship between modern Science and Orthodox Christianity with its centuries-old tradition. Orthodoxy today shares a variety of--sometimes ambiguous--attitudes towards modern Science shaped by the texts of the Church Fathers, medieval and modern theologians and scholars, as well as contemporary social realities. On the other hand, modern Science, which sprung from the seventeenth-century quest by Western-European philosophers for rationality, is faced with crucial and uneasy questions about the meaning of life and the position of Humankind within the natural world. The main goal of the volume is to define the patterns of the Science-religion relationship in the Orthodox world, especially in the light of the most recent trends in both Science and Theology. Is this a relationship of dialog or conflict? Of integration or independence? What is the impact of the revival of patristic studies and new theological currents on the relationship? But also what is the relevant impact of new scientific discoveries on the image of the Human and the Universe? Has the modern Science-religion dialog in the West influenced Eastern Christianity in its effort to create new perspectives and concepts in response to new challenges? These questions are crucial for understanding and mapping the current science-religion dialog in the Orthodox world, and apart from recording given views and opinions.


Author : Joseph Estlin Carpenter
Publisher : Kessinger Publishing
Release : 2009-02
Page : 28
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 9781104082956
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Author : Joseph Estlin Carpenter
Publisher :
Release : 1905
Page : 23
Category : Religion and science
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Author : Heidi A. Campbell
Heather Looy
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2009-03-01
Page : 230
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1441205136
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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.


Author : Bruce Glass
Publisher : Dbg Publishing
Release : 2012-09
Page : 296
Category : Evolution (Biology)
ISBN 13 : 9780578110479
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Have you ever wondered if it is possible to be a conservative evangelical Christian and also believe in biological evolution-believe that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old and that human beings share a common ancestor with not only chimpanzees, but also with mice and even earthworms? In Exploring Faith and Reason, you will find that it is not only possible, it is an essential element of how many Christians come to more fully appreciate the complexity and the great glory of God's creation. Of course many people-Christians and non-Christians alike-think that Christianity and evolution are opposing concepts. They perceive several specific points of conflict between them. Bruce Glass addresses each of these concerns by citing Scripture and the world's most respected theologians and by the application of reason. Revealed is a deeper and richer understanding of Biblical Scripture and its history. But most importantly, readers will gain a greater appreciation of the power and the capabilities of a living God that transcends space and time, as this insight is united with the findings of science. Kirkus Reviews described Exploring Faith and Reason this way: "Smart, well-informed... lucid, engaging... Glass delivers a superb exposition of Darwinian theory and a meticulous, sharply reasoned discussion of the evidence that supports it. His logic is impeccable when he insists that evolutionary theory does not rule out the existence of God." Tremper Longman III, Ph.D., Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College said, "As a non-scientist, I found that Exploring Faith and Reason presents an accessible, fascinating, and compelling presentation of evolution. As a biblical scholar, I appreciate Glass' grasp of theological issues and the biblical text. His conclusion that evolution and Christianity are compatible is a crucial message for the church today." Peter Enns, Ph.D., Professor of Christian Studies at Eastern University said, "Glass has provided a thorough look at the evidence and the processes of evolution, along side a compelling case for its compatibility with Christianity. His theological analysis is very sound as he addresses several of the commonly perceived points of tension between the Christian faith and evolution. For a thorough understanding of these issues, this book is among the very best resources available." Reverend Jordan Ogden, Lead Pastor at Antioch Community Church in Dallas, said: "Mr. Glass tackles a historically controversial topic with finesse. Wherever one may be on the issue of evolution, Glass' superb scholarship and unbiased commentary on issues of faith does not disappoint." Reverend Dr. Kristin Huffman, Associate Pastor at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, said: "Bruce Glass has provided a thought provoking look at the most significant theological issues arising from the advent of evolutionary science. Whatever their conclusions, readers will find Mr. Glass' treatment a welcome reminder of the richness and depth of God's Word, as well as a fresh perspective on God's glorious creation." ForeWord Clarion Reviews described it as, "Well written, thoroughly researched, and honestly fair... The book's thorough and eminently readable scientific explanations provide general science readers with a lucid understanding of this complex subject." Reverend Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution, endorsed by six Nobel Prize-winning scientists and by religious leaders across the spectrum, said that, "In Exploring Faith and Reason. Bruce Glass has emerged as a fresh voice for the reconciliation of head and heart. Couched in the language and theology of conservative evangelical Christianity, Mr. Glass' book provides a welcomed bridge between an evidential worldview and traditional Christian conviction. Believers and non-believers alike will find much of value in these pages."


Author : Thomas Henry Wright
Publisher :
Release : 1912
Page : 64
Category : Christian Science
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Author : Joseph Estlin Carpenter
Publisher : Wentworth Press
Release : 2019-03-10
Page : 24
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780526496853
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Author : Thomas F. Torrance
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 1998-06-30
Page : 152
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1579101305
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How do we react to the claim that physics must now be regarded as one of the liberal arts, for in its description of the universe it sets the stage for the drama of human life? If modern science has now become the dominant culture, how does Christianity look within it? What difference does the Christian idea of the contingence of nature make to science today? What difference does it make for Christian thought and culture to move away from the old idea of the world as a closed mechanical system of cause and effect into the new idea of the world as an open dynamic system configured by the behavior of light, the fastest messenger in the universe? These are some of the questions discussed in the light of James Clerk Maxwell's discoveries of the mathematical properties of light, and of Albert Einstein's generalization of the new understanding of light for a radically new and exciting view of nature that has made space travel possible and enabled us to trace the expansion of the universe back to conditions near its beginning. This is not a defensive book about science and religion in the usual vein. It is concerned rather with the deep mutual relation and respect of Christian and scientific thought for each other, and shows how this relationship throws new light upon basic Christian doctrines. This volume also warns against the dangers of a reactionary retreat from the rigors of scientific thought into fuzzy mythological interpretations of the incarnation, and calls for a deeper appreciation of the Nicene Creed upon which all Christendom rests.


Author : Catherine Nixey
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2018-04-17
Page : 384
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0544800931
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 “Searingly passionate…Nixey writes up a storm. Each sentence is rich, textured, evocative, felt…[A] ballista-bolt of a book.” —New York Times Book Review In Harran, the locals refused to convert. They were dismembered, their limbs hung along the town’s main street. In Alexandria, zealots pulled the elderly philosopher-mathematician Hypatia from her chariot and flayed her to death with shards of broken pottery. Not long before, their fellow Christians had invaded the city’s greatest temple and razed it—smashing its world-famous statues and destroying all that was left of Alexandria’s Great Library. Today, we refer to Christianity’s conquest of the West as a “triumph.” But this victory entailed an orgy of destruction in which Jesus’s followers attacked and suppressed classical culture, helping to pitch Western civilization into a thousand-year-long decline. Just one percent of Latin literature would survive the purge; countless antiquities, artworks, and ancient traditions were lost forever. As Catherine Nixey reveals, evidence of early Christians’ campaign of terror has been hiding in plain sight: in the palimpsests and shattered statues proudly displayed in churches and museums the world over. In The Darkening Age, Nixey resurrects this lost history, offering a wrenching account of the rise of Christianity and its terrible cost.


Author : Theodore Frelinghuysen Seward
Publisher :
Release : 1895
Page : 267
Category : Christianity
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Author : Don MacGregor
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
Release : 2012-06-28
Page : 270
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1846949378
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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.