A Catholic Scientist Harmonizes Science and Faith


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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 C(more...)

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"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
Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University
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"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."

Fr. Jeffrey Langan, PhD.
Senior Fellow of the Principium Institute
  • Pages: 208
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-64413-284-5
  • Product Code: 2845
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: April 26, 2022
  • Categories: By Title, New Releases, Science and Faith

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