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Number of Pages: 691
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 9.1 X 7.4 (inches)|
The definitive reference work on science and Christian belief
How does Christian theology relate to scientific inquiry? What are the competing philosophies of science, and do they "work" with a Christian faith based on the Bible? No reference work has covered this terrain sufficientlyuntil now.
Featuring the work of over 140 international contributors, the Dictionary of Christianity and Science is a deeply-researched, peer-reviewed, fair-minded work that illuminates the intersection of science and Christian belief. In one volume, you get reliable summaries and critical analyses of over 450 relevant concepts, theories, terms, movements, individuals, and debates. You will find answers to your toughest questions about faith and science, from Adam and Eve and the Age of the Earth to Evolution and String Theory.
- Entries for over 450 key terms, theories, individuals, debates, and more will help you think through some of todays most challenging topics, including climate change, evolution, bioethics, and much more
- Essays from over 140 leading international scholars, including Francis Beckwith, Michael Behe, Darrell Bock, William Lane Craig, Hugh Ross, Craig Keener, Davis Young, John Walton, and many more
- Multipleview essays on controversial topics allow you to understand and compare viewpoints
- Learn about flesh-and-blood figures who have shaped the interaction of science and religion: Augustine, Aquinas, Bacon, Darwin, and Stephen Hawking are just the beginning
- Full cross-reference system, and entries include references and recommendations for further reading
"Every Christian studying science will want a copy within arms reach." Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary
"This is an invaluable resource that belongs in every Christians library. I will be keeping my copy close by when Im writing."Lee Strobel, Elizabeth and John Gibson chair of apologetics, Houston Baptist University
"Sparkles with passion, controversy, and diverse perspectives."Karl Giberson, professor of science and religion, Stonehill College
"An impressive resource that presents a broad range of topics from a broad tent of evangelical scholars."Michael R. Licona, Houston Baptist University
"I am certain that this dictionary will serve the church for many years in leading many to demonstrate that modern science can glorify our Creator and honor his creation."Denis O. Lamoureux, University of Alberta
"Dictionary is too humble a label for what this is! I anticipate that this will offer valuable guidance for Christian faithfulness."C. John Collins, Covenant Theological Seminary
Get answers to the difficult questions surround faith and science!
Adam and Eve | the Age of the Earth | Climate Change | Evolution | Fossil Record | Genesis Flood | Miracles | Cosmology | Big Bang theory | Bioethics | Darwinism Death | Extraterrestrial Life | Multiverse | String theory | and much, much more
Paul Copan(PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to authoring many journal articles, he has written or edited over thirty books in philosophy, theology, and apologetics, including Creation Out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration, and has served as President of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have six children and live in West Palm Beach.
Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.
Christopher L. Reese (ThM, Talbot School of Theology) is a writer, editor, and independent scholar. He previously served as marketing manager for B&H Academic, and associate publisher at Moody Publishers. He is cofounder of the Christian Apologetics Alliance.
Michael G. Strauss(PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is a David Ross Boyd Professor of Physics at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, where he lives with his wife, Julie. He conducts research in experimental particle physics using data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. He has previously done research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and he and his collaborators have published around 1,000 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Strauss speaks at churches, schools, and universities around the world about the intersection of science and Christianity.
Scott KAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Worth every penneyMay 26, 2017Scott KAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The careful examination of science and theology is masterfully put together into a resource that is going to keep on giving for a very long time.
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Resource!April 13, 2017Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When you pick up this attractive hardback Dictionary of Christianity and Science, edited by Paul Copan, Tremper Longman, Christopher Reese, and Michael Strauss, your first thought will be to wonder if it can live up to its subtitle the definitive reference for the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary science. To my mind, it was a boast that turned out to be true.
Thats not to say, that you will agree with everything you read here. Fully conservative views are well defined, but in the interest of providing a comprehensive resource other views are as well. Since evangelical Christianity is not in full agreement on these subjects, you will discover here are all the opinions out there. If you do either theological or apologetic reading, you have already noticed the debate on its margins with science. In our post-Christian age, this is no time for trite platitudes. This resource helps us understand and intelligently discuss at the very point where so much of modern society is attacking Christianity.
The entries given are of three types. Some are short introductions intended to give an overview. Theres longer entries called essays that attempt to give a larger picture. Finally, some oft-debated subjects are given what they call multiple-view discussions. In these cases, scholars of varying opinions make their strongest case. That type of debate can be most instructive.
The range of topics covered almost anything I could think of regarding faith and science. Whether it was common terminology or less common scholarly jargon, you will find it here. You will find scientific terms, hot button issues of our generation, prominent movements and people, and some things I imagine youve never heard of before. Theres various creation/evolution theories, the Flood, fossil records, bioethics, and even climate change from various viewpoints.
I could easily see myself in the future reading an article and coming to an obscure concept or the element of debate I was a little rusty on and grabbing this book to get a grasp of what I was reading. This book has clearly found a niche missing in other Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias. This fine volume succeeded in what it set out to do and I think its an all-around winner. I predict it will be the go-to volume of its kind for many years.
I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.