The Science of God: The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 16, 2009 - Science - 256 pages
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For the readers of The Language of God, another instant classic from "a sophisticated and original scholar" (Kirkus Reviews) that disputes the idea that science is contrary to religion.

In The Science of God, distinguished physicist and Biblical scholar Gerald L. Schroeder demonstrates the surprising parallels between a variety of Biblical teachings and the findings of biochemists, paleontologists, astrophysicists, and quantum physicists. In a brilliant and wide-ranging discussion of key topics that have divided science and religion—free will, the development of the universe, the origin of life, and the origin of man—Schroeder argues that the latest science and a close reading of the Bible are not just compatible but interdependent.

This timely reissue of The Science of God features a brand-new preface by Schroeder and a compelling appendix that addresses the highly publicized experiment in 2008 in which scientists attempted to re-create the chemical composition of the cosmos immediately after the Big Bang. It also details Schroeder’s lucid explanations of complex scientific and religious concepts, such as the theory of relativity, the passage of time, and the definitions of crucial Hebrew words in the Bible. Religious skeptics, Biblical literalists, scientists, students, and physicists alike will be riveted by Schroeder’s remarkable contribution to the raging debate between science and religion.
 

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The best science / faith book I've read

User Review  - Michelle - Christianbook.com

Schroeder's work is awe-inspiring. He shows how time relativity contributes understanding to the 'age of the universe' question. And he shows how the latest scientific findings completely support the ... Read full review

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User Review  - DubiousDisciple - LibraryThing

This book has sold a lot of copies and generated a lot of discussion since its publication in 1997, but it really just didn’t do it for me. Schroeder’s premise is that Bible thumpers and secular ... Read full review

Contents

Has Science Replaced the Bible? The Great Debate
1
Ages of Births and Deaths of Persons Following
16
Science Scientists and the Bible
21
Six Days and Fifteen Billion Years
43
The Effect of Relative Motion and the Stretching
57
The Six Days of Genesis
63
A Curve Commonly
67
Biblical Expectations for an Infinite yet Immanent Creator
75
The Origin of Humankind
131
Similarities Among Tetrapod Limbs
138
The Science of Free Will
153
Water Waves Passing Through Two Sizes
157
Why Bad and Good Things Happen
173
A Universe Tuned for Life
183
An Alternative View
197
Well What About Dinosaurs?
199

Its Origins and Its Evolution
87
Two Concepts of Evolution
93
Statistics Versus Random Mutations
107
The Watchmaker and the Watch
121
Notes
219
Acknowledgments
227
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About the author (2009)

The author of The Hidden Face of God and Genesis and the Big Bang, Gerald L. Schroeder is an applied theologian with undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work has been reported in Time, Newsweek, Scientific American, and in leading newspapers around the world. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and their five children.

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