Science, Faith, and Ethics: Grid or Gridlock?   -     By: Denis Alexander, Robert S. White
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Can religion be put under a microscope? Are science and faith mutually exclusive? Offering a well-reasoned, faith-based look at today's hotly debated issues, Alexander and White assert that Christianity has much to contribute to discussions on cloning, the environment, stem cell research, evolution, genetic engineering, and other controversial topics. 225 pages, softcover from Hendrickson.

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Cloning, the environment, stem cell research, cutting-edge reproductive technologies, genetic engineering . . . Splashed across television screens and newspapers and argued in classrooms and over the water cooler, these are among the most hotly-debated issues of our day.

Does religion belong in the laboratory? What relationship exists between science and Christian faith? Are the two mutually exclusive? Arguing that Christianity has much to contribute to the scientific and ethical debates facing today's world, gifted scientists and committed Christians Alexander and White ask the hard questions as they examine some of the greatest scientific and ethical challenges of the age.

Topics include:
• the new genetics
• reproductive technologies
• cloning
• the significance of evolution
• the environment and climate change
• sustainable consumption

An outstanding resource for concerned laypeople, Christian college science classes, and adult Sunday schools, it will help readers think deeply about the need for careful, well-reasoned faith at the frontiers of technology.

Author Bio

Denis Alexander is chairman of the Molecular Immunology Program at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge. He is the editor of the journal Science and Christian Belief.

Robert S. White is a Professor of Geophysics at Cambridge University, England; Associate Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion; and a Fellow of The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. He is co-author with Denis Alexander of Beyond Belief: Science, Faith and Ethical Challenges.


Publisher's Weekly

Molecular biologist Alexander and geophysicist White are comfortably committed to both their Christian faith and their scientific fields, so this book is not so much a work of standard Christian apologetics as a defense of both science and "robust theism," with a plea for mutual understanding on both sides. The authors argue that Christianity and the natural sciences share many intellectual perspectives, and that accounts of controversy between science and faith have been overblown. At the same time, the Cambridge University scientists resist most attempts to read deep religious significance into scientific issues. They decry "the ways in which scientific theories, particularly the `grand theories' of science, have been used for ideological purposes," instead encouraging readers to engage science on its own terms. On the ethical front, the authors address issues like human cloning, global climate change and creation/evolution controversies. There is a British flavor to some of their observations; American readers especially may question their assurance that "there is really no need for evolution to be a hot issue for Christians, or for anyone else for that matter, in the twenty-first century" even as the issue heats up in the States. Overall, the book achieves an impressive balance between thorough research and readability, and should find a ready audience among students of science. (Feb.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Templeton Award

Science, Faith and Ethics: Grid or Gridlock? has been chosen for the Templeton Foundation Press's newly selected "2007 Books of Distinction." The chosen publications are featured within the Science and Religion Online Bookstore of the Templeton Foundation Press.

Editorial Reviews

"Molecular biologist Alexander and geophysicist White are comfortably committed to both their Christian faith and their scientific fields, so this book is not so much a work of standard Christian apologetics as a defense of both science and "robust theism," with a plea for mutual understanding on both sides. The authors argue that Christianity and the natural sciences share many intellectual perspectives, and that accounts of controversy between science and faith have been overblown. At the same time, the Cambridge University scientists resist most attempts to read deep religious significance into scientific issues. They decry "the ways in which scientific theories, particularly the 'grand theories' of science, have been used for ideological purposes," instead encouraging readers to engage science on its own terms. On the ethical front, the authors address issues like human cloning, global climate change and creation/evolution controversies. There is a British flavor to some of their observations; American readers especially may question their assurance that "there is really no need for evolution to be a hot issue for Christians, or for anyone else for that matter, in the twenty-first century" even as the issue heats up in the States. Overall, the book achieves an impressive balance between thorough research and readability, and should find a ready audience among students of science."
Publishers Weekly


"Science, Faith, and Ethics: Grid or Gridlock? by Denis Alexander and Robert S. White invites the reader to consider the interactions between modern science and religious faith. Faith in God, the writers maintain, should make a difference in how we view the world, especially when today's scientific advances are raising acute ethical questions. Both are committed Christians: Alexander is a biological scientist, and White is a physical scientist. The book is divided into two parts: Part 1 examines science and how it interacts with faith in God; Part 2 discusses the astounding issues active in modern science and explores the Christian's relation to them. Alexander and White maintain that such issues are so important to the good of all humanity that they belong in the Public Square where they can be opened for debate. Therefore, they have written this in a language that makes the book easy to understand for nonscientific readers."
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Science, Faith and Ethics: Grid or Gridlock? has been chosen for the Templeton Foundation Press's "2007 Books of Distinction." The chosen publications are featured within the Science and Religion Online Bookstore of the Templeton Foundation Press.

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    Denis Alexander and Robert White cut through the smoke and mirrors that many atheists and religious writers offer to support their views. This book appeals to the spirit and the mind of man. It points out that God made everything that was made and that His creation isn't threatened when man uses his mind and soul to enjoy His creation and to worship the Creator.
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