Can Scientists Believe: Some Examples of the Attitude of Scientists to Religion

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Routledge, Nov 5, 2013 - Political Science - 188 pages
In this collection of thought-provoking essays, a range of distinguished scientists and theologians, men and women, young and old, all with strong scientific training and deeply held religious beliefs, in the Judeao-Christian tradition, give their personal answers. They do not always agree, the views of each contributor being informed both by their particular scientific expertise and religious affiliation. They address a wide range of problems that will interest all concerned to reconcile their own religious beliefs with currently-accepted scientific theory and practice. The divergences of opinion are as a significant as the agreements. Positions are thoughtfully explained and make important, often novel and illuminating, contributions to debate on these great issues.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Christianity Without Miracles?
3
The Scientist as Priest
23
Scientific Knowing and the Knowledge of God
35
Probability Belief and Truth
49
Science and the Christian World View
67
The Mystery of being Human
79
A Physicist in the Presence of the cross and the resurrection
99
Some Remarks on Scientists and Religion by a Simplico of Our Time
121
Faith and Reason in Judaism
129
A Catholic Scientist
143
Religious Views of a Condensed matter Scientist
147
Belief in Science and God Both Require faith and Logic
157
Science in my Christian Belief
161
Faith and Mystery in Science Reason and Scepticism in Religion
163
Index
179

How can a Scientist be a Christian in Todays World?
109

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Sir Nevill Morr was a professor in Bristol from 1933-1954 and head of the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge from 1954 until 1971. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1977.

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