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Thank God for Evolution - How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life

English · Paperback

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Zusatztext "Dowd presents evolution as a sacred epic of emerging complexity." - The New York Times "Dowd masterfully unites rationality and spirituality in a world view that celebrates the mysteries of existence... A powerful book!" -Craig Mello! winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine Informationen zum Autor Michael Dowd Klappentext Few issues have revealed deeper divisions in our society than the debate between creationism and evolution, between religion and science. Yet from the fray, Reverend Michael Dowd has emerged as a reconciler, finding faith strengthened by the power of reason. With evidence from contemporary astrophysics, geology, biology, anthropology, and evolutionary psychology, Thank God for Evolution lays out a compelling argument for how religion and science can be mutually enriching forces in our lives. Praised by Nobel laureates in the scientific community and religious leaders alike, Thank God for Evolution will expand the horizon of what is possible for self, for relationships, and for our world. Zusammenfassung Few issues have revealed deeper divisions in our society than the debate between creationism and evolution! between religion and science. Yet from the fray! Reverend Michael Dowd has emerged as a reconciler! finding faith strengthened by the power of reason. With evidence from contemporary astrophysics! geology! biology! anthropology! and evolutionary psychology! Thank God for Evolution lays out a compelling argument for how religion and science can be mutually enriching forces in our lives. Praised by Nobel laureates in the scientific community and religious leaders alike! Thank God for Evolution will expand the horizon of what is possible for self! for relationships! and for our world. Inhaltsverzeichnis Thank God for EvolutionPreface Author's Promises Prologue: Personal Journey The Marriage of Science and Religion Itinerant Evolutionary Evangelism Introduction From "Adam and Eve" to Us?and Beyond Science and Religion Spurring Each Other to Greatness In Context Overview Part I. The Holy Trajectory Of Evolution Chapter 1. Our Big Picture Understanding of Reality Stories Within Stories What Is the Great Story? From Shape-Shifting Story to Unchanging Scripture Meaning Making Chapter 2. Evolution Is Not Meaningless Blind Chance Interpreting Our Immense Journey The Mythopoeic Drive Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle The Role of Strife The Role of Cooperation The Role of Initiative Chapter 3. Evolution and the Revival of the Human Spirit The Universe Can Be Trusted You Are Part of the Universe Accept What Is and Be in Integrity Grow in Evolutionary Integrity Trusting the Universe Means Welcoming Challenges Part II. Reality Is Speaking Chapter 4. Private and Public Revelation Beyond Belief The Birth and Maturation of Public Revelation Flat-Earth Faith Versus Evolutionary Faith Toward an Evolutionary Christianity Facts Are God's Native Tongue Religious Knowers Chapter 5. The Nested Emergent Nature of Divine Creativity Thank God for the Hubble Telescope! We Are Made of Stardust The Gifts of Death Litany: "The Gifts of Death" Chapter 6. Words Create Worlds Experiencing God Versus Thinking About God The Split Between Religion and Science From Clockwork "It" to Creative "Thou" Day and Night Language Chapter 7. What Do We Mean by the Word "God"? No Less Than a Holy Name for the Whole Prayer in a Nestedly Creative Cosmos A Personal, Undeniable God God or the Universe: What's in a Name? Creatheism The Role of Humanity in an Evolving Universe Being "Faithful to God" Part III. Th...

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Authors Michael Dowd
Publisher Plume USA
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 28.04.2009
 
EAN 9780452295346
ISBN 978-0-452-29534-6
No. of pages 413
Dimensions 139 mm x 213 mm x 23 mm
Subject Natural sciences, medicine, IT, technology > Natural sciences (general)

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