Signposts To God

Author: Peter Bussey
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830873074
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"The heavens declare the glory of God" (Ps 19:1). Can we still sing the words of the Psalmist in an age where scientists talk about an expanding cosmos, the Higgs boson, and the multiverse? In Signposts to God particle physicist Peter Bussey introduces readers to the mysteries of modern physics and astronomy. Written in clear, accessible prose, Bussey provides a primer on topics such as the laws of nature, quantum physics, fine-tuning, and current cosmological models. He shows that despite the remarkable achievements of science, the latest research in these fields does not lead to simple physicalism in which physical processes are able to explain everything that exists. Bussey argues that, far from ruling out a divine Creator, modern physics and astronomy present us with compelling signposts to God. The more we know about the cosmos and our presence in it, the more plausible belief in God becomes. We can be intellectually satisfied in both science and the Christian faith. Written by someone who has worked for years in scientific research, Signposts to God is a timely and winsome response to a cultural stalemate.

Signposts To God

Author: Peter Bussey
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ISBN: 9781525233616
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We can be intellectually satisfied in both science and the Christian faith. In this accessible primer, particle physicist Peter Bussey introduces readers to the mysteries of modern physics and astronomy. He shows that the remarkable achievements of scientific research do not rule out a divine Creator, but actually present us with compelling signposts to God.

Signposts To God

Author: Peter Bussey
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830851496
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The theories and discoveries in modern physics and astronomy can be daunting to the nonspecialist, and reports of their destructive implications for Christianity can be persuasive. Experimental physicist Peter Bussey introduces readers to these surprising fields of science and shows that they make religious belief very reasonable.

Religions And Extraterrestrial Life

Author: David A. Weintraub
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319050567
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In the twenty-first century, the debate about life on other worlds is quickly changing from the realm of speculation to the domain of hard science. Within a few years, as a consequence of the rapid discovery by astronomers of planets around other stars, astronomers very likely will have discovered clear evidence of life beyond the Earth. Such a discovery of extraterrestrial life will change everything. Knowing the answer as to whether humanity has company in the universe will trigger one of the greatest intellectual revolutions in history, not the least of which will be a challenge for at least some terrestrial religions. Which religions will handle the discovery of extraterrestrial life with ease and which will struggle to assimilate this new knowledge about our place in the universe? Some religions as currently practiced appear to only be viable on Earth. Other religions could be practiced on distant worlds but nevertheless identify both Earth as a place and humankind as a species of singular spiritual religious importance, while some religions could be practiced equally well anywhere in the universe by any sentient beings. Weintraub guides readers on an invigorating tour of the world’s most widely practiced religions. It reveals what, if anything, each religion has to say about the possibility that extraterrestrial life exists and how, or if, a particular religion would work on other planets in distant parts of the universe.

Science And Religion

Author: Paul Kurtz
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1591020646
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In this stimulating collection of articles, contributors discuss the Big Bang and the origin of the universe, the nature of the "soul, " near-death experiences, and spiritualism.

The New York Times Book Of Physics And Astronomy

Author: Cornelia Dean
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402793202
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A treasury of 125 archival articles covers more than a century of scientific breakthroughs, setbacks and mysteries and includes pieces by Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, includes Malcolm W. Browne on antimatter, James Glanz on string theory and George Johnson on quantum physics.

Cosmos Bios Theos

Author: Henry Margenau
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 9780812691863
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How does modern science bear upon such ultimate questions as the origin of the universe and the existence of God? Cosmos, Bios, Theos is a portfolio of opinions and arguments from 60 scientists, including 24 Nobel Prize winners, on the relationshiip between the scientific enterprise and the religious view of reality.

Delighting In The Trinity

Author: Michael Reeves
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830839836
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In this brief and winsome book, Michael Reeves presents an introduction to the Christian faith that is rooted in the triune God. He takes cues from preachers and teachers down through the ages, setting key doctrines of creation, the person and work of Christ, and life in the Spirit into a simple framework of the Christian life.

A Fortunate Universe

Author: Geraint F. Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316715221
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Over the last forty years, scientists have uncovered evidence that if the Universe had been forged with even slightly different properties, life as we know it - and life as we can imagine it - would be impossible. Join us on a journey through how we understand the Universe, from its most basic particles and forces, to planets, stars and galaxies, and back through cosmic history to the birth of the cosmos. Conflicting notions about our place in the Universe are defined, defended and critiqued from scientific, philosophical and religious viewpoints. The authors' engaging and witty style addresses what fine-tuning might mean for the future of physics and the search for the ultimate laws of nature. Tackling difficult questions and providing thought-provoking answers, this volumes challenges us to consider our place in the cosmos, regardless of our initial convictions.

The God Gene

Author: Dean H. Hamer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307276937
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The overwhelming majority of Americans believe in God; this conviction has existed since the beginning of recorded time and is shared by billions around the world. In The God Gene, Dr. Dean Hamer reveals that this inclination towards religious faith is in good measure due to our genes and may even offer an evolutionary advantage by helping us get through difficulties, reducing stress, preventing disease, and extending life. Popular science at its best, The God Gene is an in-depth, fully accessible inquiry into cutting-edge research that can change the way we see ourselves and the world around us. Written with balance, integrity, and admirable scientific objectivity, this is a book for readers of science and religion alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.