View Preview Catholic Scientist Harmonizes Science and Faith by Gerard Verschuuren Format Choose an optioneBookPaperback Quantity Catholic Scientist Harmonizes Science and Faith quantity Add to cart Modernity, academia, and the media perceive and relentlessly advance a dichotomous, contradictory relationship between faith and science. However, from the time of Aristotle, it has been demonstrated that man is a rational being who reasons intellectually in a way that animals and technology cannot. Man is also a religious being, correlating himself to what is above and seeking answers to the ultimate questions of transcendence.In his definitive book A Catholic Scientist Harmonizes Science and Faith, Dr. Gerard Verschuuren draws from the reflections of St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine, St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, Dr. Peter Kreeft, and numerous scientists, such as Albert Einstein and Gregor Mendel, who reveal the essential connection between reason and religion.Dr. Verschuuren confirms the necessity of reasoning in scientific theory. Relying on true stories from scientific developments in medicine, astronomy, and physics, he asserts that the scientific method alone can't explain the origins of the universe. By the same token, he decries blind faith and shows how science doesn't threaten the Church. On the contrary: it confirms those truths that Christians have always believed.That is why the Father of Lies has always sought to pit faith against reason and science against revelation. Dr. Verschuuren explains how the progress of doubt, from agnosticism to atheism to antitheism, is not a result of increased scientific knowledge. Rather, it's part of a diabolical attack on the Faith. The devil means to enthrone a new religion — scientism — in Christianity's place.This attack can be repelled only by true religion and real science working together, hand in hand, as they always have.Clarifying the assumptions upon which science and religion are based, this cogent book reflects on how:Authentic reasoning inevitably leads us closer to God and belief in His attributesBoth science and faith are guided by logic and deal with factsFaith needs science to avoid fideism, and science requires beliefThe New Atheism, including the views of Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins, is erroneousOur thoughts should be controlled by reality and objective truthChristianity helped produce modern scientific advancementsThere is no "double truth" between evolution and faith and between the Big Bang theory and faith Endorsements This book is an excellent introduction to the philosophy of science. As a scientist, Verschuuren has an excellent capacity to describe science’s basic methods as well as its limits.Jeffrey Langan, PhD.Gerard Verschuuren has written an accessible and enjoyable introduction on the nature of the scientific project, the origins of its successes and limitations, and its fundamentally positive relationship with religion.Karin Öberg Details ISBN or UPC 978-1-64413-284-5 Dimensions N/A Weight N/A SKU 2845 SKU d32852 Reviews There are no reviews yet. Add your review Cancel replyYour rating * Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Your review *Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You Might Also Like Abandonment to Divine Providence $12.95 The Little Oratory Catechism for Making a Good Confession $1.50 Holy Souls Book $23.50 How Science Points to God
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