• Real Scientists, Real Faith

    Real Scientists, Real Faith
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    Price: $14.99

    ISBN: 9780825462894

    Edition: June 16, 2009

    Pages: 288

    Publication date: June 16, 2009

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Monarch Books

    Category: Theology and Religious Studies

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    Real Scientists, Real Faith

    The science / faith debate rages on. Richard Dawkins and others yield to the temptation to imply that their opponents are men of straw. Yet many leading scientists have an active Christian faith. Here 18 scientists, all esteemed by their peers, tackle two questions: What difference their faith makes to their scientific practice; and what difference their science makes to their understanding of their faith. Each was free to describe their personal experiences, the ways they have dealt with problems, or to reflect on their life as Christians in a scientific world. Many of the writers describe how they had to face up to reinterpreting their understanding of God or the Bible; crucially, none of them have had to compromise their beliefs because of their science.



    Contributors include:


    • Francis Collins, Director, Human Genome Project

    • Joan Centrella, Chief of the Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory, NASA

    • Denis Alexander, Director, Faraday Institute, Cambridge

    • Alister McGrath, Professor of Theology, King's College London, and molecular biologist
    • Author:
      R.J. Berry is Emeritus Professor of Genetics at University College, London. He is a former President of the Linnean Society, the British Ecological Society, the European Ecological Federation, the Mammal Society, and Christians in Science. For 20 years he served as a member of the General Synod of the Church of England, and in 1996 received the UK Templeton Award.