• Who Is to Blame?

    Who Is to Blame?
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    Price: $16.99

    ISBN: 9780857214737

    Edition: July 29, 2014

    Pages: 208

    Publication date: July 29, 2014

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Monarch Books

    Category: Theology and Religious Studies

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    Who Is to Blame?

    Disasters, Nature, and Acts of God

    Bob White, a geophysicist, tackles one of the biggest conundrums in Christian thinking. He combines a profound knowledge of the science behind natural processes with thorough research into their impact, and underpins it with a carefully reasoned theological response.

    Examining each type of disaster in turn, he illuminates the way in which human factors almost always turn natural processes, without which the earth would be sterile and uninhabitable, into disasters: population growth, widespread inequality, foolish farming and building practices, and climate change all contribute, exacerbating heat waves, famines, and droughts.

    He then outlines the insights that Jacob, Job, and Jesus offer. This highly readable book is permeated with engaging insights into the human condition and the biblical response.

    Author: Robert White
    Robert White is Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge University and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1994. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Society, and a member of the American Geophysical Union. He is director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, and his scientific work is published in over 350 papers and articles.