In this book, adapted from the Oxford Templeton Lectures given in 1992, Sir John Houghton, a leading British scientist with a long involvement in space research, explores the overlap between the concerns of science and religion.He describes our current knowledge of the physical universe, its origins and the place of human beings in it He looks at the traditional ways people have found God through the natural order, and the way the God of the gaps has diminished as scientific knowledge has grown He uses Einstein s description of space and time in the universe to introduce a model for God s action in the world He puts alongside each other the revelation of God in the natural world and in the person of Jesus He studies God s action in the world through the influence of prayer on external events and the extraordinary events that are known as miracles Finally, he compares the working methods and the motivations of science and faith are they really so different...
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|Publisher||:||Lion Pub June 1, 1995|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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Sir John Houghton was formerly Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Oxford, Chief Executive at the British Meteorological Office and co-chair of the scientific assessment working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which collectively won a Nobel Peace Prize. He is a committed Christian. In this book he deals with fundamental questions at the frontier between science and religion-philosophy including the origin of the universe, quantum theory, relativity theory, the nature and origin of life, and the relationship between mind and brain. These scientific subjects are linked to deep religious questions such as the existence and nature of God, the incarnation, whether prayers can be answered in a deterministic universe, and whether miracles are possible. I was particularly impressed by the precision of the writing. As a Christian academic myself, I am often frustrated by lack of rigour in books presenting the Christian faith, but I found this book to be impeccable.