Faith Seeking Understanding Approaching God Through Science

ISBN-10: 0809144514
ISBN-13: 9780809144518
Edition: 2007
List price: $16.95
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Paulist Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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.

Reason and the reasonable
The order of the universe
A beautiful act of creation
Convergence and unity
The glorification of science through art
Medicine, magic, and the hidden God
The psychology of belief
Science and the question of reality
The demons of religion
The demons of science
Science, religion, and doubt
Science, religion, and law
Human creation as a work in progress
The wisdom of the body
Science, religion, and the crucible of time

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