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God's Mechanics How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion

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ISBN-10: 1118087313

ISBN-13: 9781118087312

Edition: 2007

Authors: Guy Consolmagno

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In God's Mechanics, Brother Guy tells the stories of those who identify with the scientific mindset-so-called "techies"-while practicing religion. A full fledged techie himself, he relates some classic philosophical reflections, his interviews with dozens of fellow techies, and his own personal take on his Catholic beliefs to provide, like a set of "worked out sample problems," the hard data on the challenges and joys of embracing a life of faith as a techie. And he also gives a roadmap of the traps that can befall an unwary techie believer. With lively prose and wry humor, Brother Guy shows how he not only believes in God but gives religion an honored place alongside science in his life. This book offers an engaging look at how-and why-scientists and those with technological leanings can hold profound, "unprovable" religious beliefs while working in highly empirical fields. Through his own experience and interviews with other scientists and engineers who profess faith, Brother Guy explores how religious beliefs and practices make sense to those who are deeply rooted in the world of technology.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: The Lord of the Techies
Why Would A Techie Believe in God?
How Techies Believe
Where God Is Useful
Good Science, Bad Philosophy
Why Would A Techie Join an Organized Religion?
Big Science, Big Religion
The Functions of Religion
The Dangers of Organized Religion
What is The Techie Experience of Religion?
Talking to Techies
Listening to Techies
The Rule of Rules
Why Would A Techie be A Christian?
What Does the Truth Look Like?
The Root of Christianity
A Techie's Contemplation on the Trinity
The Supernatural in Nature
The Confession of A vatican techie
Why Would a Techie Be a Catholic?
How I Stay a Catholic
Acknowledgments
The Author
Index