A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology  -     By: Alister E. McGrath
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A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology

Westminster John Knox Press / 2009 / Paperback

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Are there viable pathways from nature to God? Natural theology is making a comeback, stimulated as much by scientific advance as by theological and philosophical reflection. There is a growing realization that the sciences raise questions that transcend their capacity to answer them-above all, the question of the existence of God. So how can Christian theology relate to these new developments?

In this landmark work, based on his 2009 Gifford lectures, Alister McGrath examines the apparent "fine-tuning" of the universe and its significance for natural theology. Exploring a wide range of physical and biological phenomena and drawing on the latest research in biochemistry and evolutionary biology, McGrath outlines our new understanding of the natural world and discusses its implications for traditional debates about the existence of God.

The celebrated Gifford Lectures have long been recognized as making landmark contributions to the discussion of natural theology. A Fine-Tuned Universe will contribute significantly to that discussion by developing a rich Trinitarian approach to natural theology that allows deep engagement with the intellectual and moral complexities of the natural world. It will be essential reading to those looking for a rigorous engagement between science and the Christian faith.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664233104
ISBN-13: 9780664233105

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Are there viable pathways from nature to God? Natural theology is making a comeback, stimulated as much by scientific advance as by theological and philosophical reflection. There is a growing realization that the sciences raise questions that transcend their capacity to answer them--above all, the question of the existence of God. So how can Christian theology relate to these new developments?

In this landmark work, based on his 2009 Gifford lectures, Alister McGrath examines the apparent "fine-tuning" of the universe and its significance for natural theology. Exploring a wide range of physical and biological phenomena and drawing on the latest research in biochemistry and evolutionary biology, McGrath outlines our new understanding of the natural world and discusses its implications for traditional debates about the existence of God.

Author Bio

Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education and Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion, and Culture at King's College in London. World-renowned as a leading theologian and Christian communicator, he is the author of numerous influential books, including Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution--A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First.

Endorsements

“McGrath writes with a strong Christian voice, defending the consonance of Trinitarian theology with contemporary science.” — Philip Clayton, Claremont School of Theology

“A superb contribution to the science/faith conversation.” — Francis Collins, MD, PhD, former Director of the Human Genome Project and author of The Language of God

“[Alister McGrath’s] book will be of great interest to all concerned with the relationship between science and religion.” —Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS

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