Faith Seeking Understanding: Approaching God Through Science

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Paulist Press, 2007 - Religion - 168 pages
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In Faith Seeking Understanding anatomist and theologian John Shackleford explores the scientific evidence for a personal, loving God. He demonstrates that religious faith and scientific inquiry should not be seen as competitors, diametrically opposed to each other, but rather as complementary ways to assist the human quest for knowledge and deeper meaning of existence. And he promotes the idea that the study of science can actually enhance our understanding of God. Rather than seeking to reconcile science and religion as do some works of this genre, the author demonstrates the necessity of science in God's overall strategy for our salvation. The author presents his view of creation as a work of art in progress. Human participation in God's work of art, and the struggle towards its final completion, is necessary if we are to survive as a species. One conclusion of this viewpoint is that a spiritual message lies hidden in the laws of physics and chemistry, and that creation itself is a sacrament of God. Faith Seeking Understanding is a timely work for the debate on the validity of evolutionary theory, intelligent design, and creationism.
 

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Contents

Reason and the Reasonable
7
The Order of the Universe
21
A Beautiful Act of Creation
30
Convergence and Unity
45
The Glorification of Science Through Art
55
Medicine Magic and the Hidden God
63
The Psychology of Belief
74
Science and the Question of Reality
83
The Demons of Science
105
Science Religion and Doubt
117
Science Religion and Law
124
Human Creation as a Work in Progress
135
The Wisdom of the Body
147
Science Religion and the Crucible of Time
157
Select Bibliography
164
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The Demons of Religion
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John M. Shackleford is retired Professor and Chairman of Anatomy and Assistant Dean of Admissions at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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