Christianity & Science
Can you be both a Christian and a scientist? Does the Bible make sense when compared with what we now know scientifically about the universe? What about evolution? Is religion responsible for all evil, or does Jesus really offer answers to life's big questions?
At St. Andrew's, Alwalton, as part of our celebration of the Diocese of Ely's 900th anniversary and to mark the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth as well as the 150th anniversary of the publishing of his book "The Origin of the Species", we asked just those sorts of questions. Back at the beginning of 2009 we looked at Genesis and considered what it has to tell us in the 21st century and if you would like to listen to those talks you can request them on a free MP3 CD by contacting us.
There is also a wide range of books which you might find interesting and helpful. You can buy them by visiting the website for Peterborough Christian Bookshop and entering the title into the "Search" box.
The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism And The Denial Of The Divine Alister McGrath £6.50
World-renowned scientist Richard Dawkins writes in The God Delusion: 'If this book works as I intend, religious readers who open it will be atheists when they put it down.'
The volume has received wide coverage, fuelled much passionate debate and caused not a little confusion.
Alister McGrath is ideally placed to evaluate Dawkins' ideas. Once an atheist himself, he gained a doctorate in molecular biophysics before going on to become a leading Christian theologian.
He wonders how two people, who have reflected at length on substantially the same world, could possibly have come to such different conclusions about God.
McGrath subjects Dawkins' critique of faith to rigorous scrutiny. His exhilarating, meticulously argued response deals with questions such as: Is faith intellectual nonsense? Are science and religion locked in a battle to the death? Can the roots of Christianity be explained away scientifically? Is Christianity simply a force for evil? This book will be warmly received by those looking for a reliable assessment of The God Delusion and the many questions it raises - including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning.
God the Big Bang & Bunsen Burning Issues Nigel Bovey £8.99
A collection of exclusive interviews in which 15 eminent scientists talk about their science and their Christian faith.
Christians do not have to choose, they say, between big bang and the Bible. Genesis and genetics can go together.
In this book, big questions of the past, the present
Physicists, immunologists, astrophysicists, biochemists and mathematicians discuss what it means for humankind to be made in the image of God and how Christians can translate the gospel for our science-savvy society.
God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? John Lennox £8.99
This book gets right to the heart of the current debate on science and religion.
The book has grown out of the author's lengthy experience of lecturing and debating on science and religion in the UK, USA, Germany and Russia, and has been written in response to endless requests for the argumentation in written form. Chapters:
* War of the worldviews
Creation Or Evolution Dr. Denis Alexander £10.99
Dr Denis Alexander is a neuroscientist who believes passionately in both the biblical doctrine of creation and the coherence of evolutionary theory. His book draws on the latest genetic research.
The author concludes that the question in the title is a false dichotomy: we do not need to choose, since both are true. 'Nature is what God does' - Augustine