The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith

The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith : Exploring the Ultimate Questions About Life and the Cosmos

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Science and Faith Can-and Do-Support Each Other

Science and Christianity are often presented as opposites, when in fact the order of the universe and the complexity of life powerfully testify to intelligent design. With this comprehensive resource that includes the latest research, you'll witness how the findings of scientists provide compelling reasons to acknowledge the mind and presence of a creator.

Featuring more than 45 entries by top-caliber experts, you'll better understand...

how scientific concepts like intelligent design are supported by evidence
the scientific findings that support the history and accounts found in the Bible
the biases that lead to scientific information being presented as a challenge-rather than a complement-to Christianity

Whether you're looking for answers to your own questions or seeking to explain the case for intelligent design to others, The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith is an invaluable apologetic tool that will help you explore and analyze the relevant facts, research, and theories in light of biblical truth.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 33.02mm | 884.51g
  • Eugene, OR, United States
  • English
  • 0736977147
  • 9780736977142
  • 826,099

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"The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith is a rigorous and thorough defense of intelligent design, offering both scientific and philosophical discussions. Well-known scientists provide scientific arguments on the big bang, the origin of life, fine-tuning, fossils, and more. A large part of the book is also devoted to philosophy: why making inferences to a nonmaterial cause is justifiable within science, the relationship between science and faith, overturning historical myths about the church's attitude toward science, and why a purely materialistic scientific position is self-defeating. Many subjects are covered by multiple authors, each with a different focus. The result is an overwhelming barrage aimed squarely at those who deny that intelligent design is science."
-Ann Gauger, PhD (Zoology), Senior Fellow Discovery Institute "This is a heroic encyclopedic work by some of the world's top thinkers on the topics of science, faith, and the cosmos, and the God who created them all. If anyone thinks that the study of science and faith should be disparate disciplines, here are more than 656 reasons why they're wrong. What is clear from this massive volume is that the alignment of science and faith is far closer to parallel than orthogonal, and it spans as far as from east to west across the tangents of science, life, and eternity."
-James Tour, Professor of Chemistry, Computer Science, Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Rice University "The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith is, quite simply, a tour de force whose publication is an event we must understand. The release of this book is a symbol of the decades-old growth, maturity, and rigor of the intelligent design (ID) movement. No longer can people employ dismissive slogans, handwaving, and ad-hominem attacks in response to ID claims. This book demands serious engagement. Filled with highly qualified scholars, detailed and first-rate argumentation, and solid engagement with virtually all the major issues, The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith throws down the gauntlet. If the reader does not agree with the points made within its pages, then let the reader bring forth his or her case. However, if someone ignores this book or simply brushes it aside, that person does so at the price of being intellectually irresponsible."
-JP Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University "This is a fascinating book. Christians who read it-or even a few chapters-will find themselves rejoicing in the amazing consistency between God's words in the Bible and the most recent scientific discoveries. And any non-Christians who read it will likely be surprised to learn of the remarkable congruence between the Christian faith and numerous scientific findings. I am glad to recommend this book to Christians and non-Christians alike."
-Wayne Grudem, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary "The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith is precisely the type of resource I recommend frequently to students, fellow educators, ministry leaders, and inquisitive laypersons. It has a fantastic breadth of scope, incorporating rigorous philosophical, theological, and scientific knowledge related to the major questions sparked by the intersection of science and faith. The depth of content offered by the contributing scholars is intellectually satisfying yet wonderfully accessible. This versatile book is a welcome addition to my academic and ministry tool kits."
-Melissa Cain Travis, PhD, author of Science and the Mind of the Maker "The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith is an essential reference for your personal library. The most valuable sections are those dealing with intelligent design, with contributions by the stellar specialists in this area-William A. Dembski and Stephen C. Meyer at the head of the list. The issues discussed cover a very wide range and the scholarship is impeccable."
-John Warwick Montgomery, PhD (Chicago), DTheol (Strasbourg, France), LLD (Cardiff, Wales, UK); Professor Emeritus of Law and Humanities, University of Bedfordshire, England; Director, International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights (Strasbourg, France) "This book is a wonderful guide to the range of important issues at the heart of the intersection of science and faith. From artificial intelligence to theistic evolution, the editors have put together a top-rate team who explore the biggest issues being discussed today. If you're looking for an introductory book that also has some depth, then The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith is for you."
-Sean McDowell, PhD, professor of apologetics, at Biola University; author, coauthor, or editor of 20+ books, including Understanding Intelligent Design "Anyone who desires to make sense of the world around them should read this book and follow the reasoning of these serious thinkers who have grappled with major questions about meaning and life. The existence of objective truth demands that there will be a coherence between the empirical and the theoretical, between facts and meaning. This compilation of essays provides an opportunity to view the world from a Judeo-Christian viewpoint that is both rational and empirically coherent."
-Donald Ewert, who received his PhD in microbiology at the University of Georgia
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About William A. Dembski

William A. Dembski holds doctorates in mathematics (UChicago) and philosophy (UIllinois) and is the author/editor of more than 20 books. His research in intelligent design has been featured from the New York Times to Jon Stewart's The Daily Show.

Casey Luskin is a scientist and attorney, with a PhD in geology (University of Johannesburg) and a law degree (University of San Diego). He is the associate director of Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture and cofounded the Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness Center.

Joseph M. Holden (PhD, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, Wales) is the president of Veritas International University ( He is the general editor of The Comprehensive Guide to Apologetics and coeditor of The Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands.
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