Pascal's Fire: Scientific Faith and Religious Understanding

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Oneworld Publications, Jun 27, 2006 - Religion - 224 pages
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Groundbreaking, ingenious and devastatingly clear, Keith Ward's "Pascal's Fire" is guaranteed to reignite the timeless dispute of whether scientific advancement threatens religious belief. Turning the conventional debate on its head, Ward suggests that the existence of God is actually the best starting-point for a number of the most famous scientific positions. From quantum physics to evolution, the suggestion of an 'ultimate mind' adds a new dimension to scientific thought, enhancing rather than detracting from its greatest achievements. Also responding to potential criticisms that his ultimate mind is unrecognizable as the God of Abraham, Ward examines our most fundamental beliefs in a new light. Emerging with a conception of God that is consistent with both science and the world's major faiths, this ambitious project will fascinate believers and sceptics alike.

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Keith Ward is Professor of Divinity, Gresham College, London. He is the best-selling author of God: A Guide for the Perplexed, also published by Oneworld.

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