Science and the Renewal Of Belief
Originally published in Great Britain and now updated and available for the first time in a U.S. edition, this book is a critically acclaimed work by a renowned theologian-scientist.
Russell Stannard is known for cutting through highly technical data and presenting it clearly and simply. In Science and the Renewal of Belief he sheds light on ways in which science and religion influence each other and can help each other. Science and logic cannot establish belief, he says, but belief can be confirmed and renewed with the changed perspective of modern science.
The many reviews of the U.K. edition of his book cite his lucid presentation of relativity and quantum theory, and the way he uses relativity to explore time and eternity, and indeterminacy to comment on free will. He is also praised for offering fresh insight into original sin, the trials experienced by Galileo, the problem of pain, the possibility of miracles, the evidence for the resurrection, the credibility of incarnation, and the power of steadfast prayer. By introducing simple analogies, Stannard clears up misunderstandings that have muddied the connections between science and religion, and suggests contributions that the pursuit of physical science can make to theology.
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Review: Science and the Renewal Of BeliefUser Review - Bron - Goodreads
This is an extremely readable book, the "science" bits are explained very clearly indeed, even without the "faith" segment it would be worth having for an overview of the big questions in physics ... Read full review
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This was written by a British physicist who is also a lay minister. I originally encountered Russell Stannard here http://www.closertotruth.com/video-pr... and I was fascinated. I had to do an interlibrary loan to get this book but I found it worth the wait. Read full review
2 In the Beginning
3 On How to Interpret the Bible
4 The Message of the Myths
5 Adam and Eve in a New Light
6 The Emergence of the Human Spirit
7 Superhuman LifeForms?
8 Miracles under Scrutiny
14 The Whole Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts
15 The Galileo Scandal
16 The Significance of the Individual
17 God in and beyond Space and Time
18 The Place of Paradox in Science and Belief
19 Why Does God Permit Evil?
20 Destiny Chance and Choice
21 Only Wholeness