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The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy

The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy

Paperback Turning Point Christian Worldview Series

By (author) Nancy Pearcey, By (author) Charles Thaxton, Series edited by Marvin N. Olasky

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  • Publisher: CROSSWAY BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 20mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Wheaton, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0891077669
  • ISBN 13: 9780891077664
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 334,619

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"I consider The Soul of Science to be a most significant book which, in our scientific age, should be required reading for all thinking Christians and all practicing scientists. The authors demonstrate how the flowering of modern science depended upon the Judeo-Christian worldview of the existence of a real physical contingent universe, created and held in being by an omnipotent personal God, with man having the capabilities of rationality and creativity, and thus being capable of investigating it. Pearcey and Thaxton make excellent use of analogies to elucidate difficult concepts, and the clarity of their explanations for the nonspecialist, for example, of Einstein's relativity theories or of the informational content of DNA and its consequences for theories of prebiotic evolution, are quite exceptional, alone making the volume worth purchasing." --Dr. David Shotton, Lecturer in Cell Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford "Pearcey and Thaxton show that the alliance between atheism and science is a temporary aberration and that, far from being inimical to science, Christian theism has played and will continue to play an important role in the growth of scientific understanding. This brilliant book deserves wide readership." --Phillip E. Johnson, University of California, Berkeley "This book would be an excellent text for courses on science and religion, and it should be read by all Christians interested in the relationship between science and their theological commitments." --J.P. Moreland, Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

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Nancy Pearcey is scholar for worldview studies at Philadelphia Biblical University's Center for University Studies. Pearcey has authored or contributed to several works, including the ECPA Gold Medallion winner How Now Shall We Live? (with Charles Colson) and The Soul of Science (with Charles Thaxton). CHARLES THAXTON has a PhD in chemistry and has done postdoctoral work in the history of science at Harvard University. Marvin Olasky (PhD, American Culture, University of Michigan) is the editor-in-chief of World Magazine. He has been interviewed numerous times by the national media as the developer of the concepts of compassionate conservatism and biblically objective journalism and is the author of twenty books.