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Science and the Renewal Of Belief [Kindle Edition]

Russell Stannard
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Originally published in Great Britain and now updated and available for the first time in a U.S. edition, this book is a critically acclaimed work by a renowned theologian-scientist.


Russell Stannard is known for cutting through highly technical data and presenting it clearly and simply. In Science and the Renewal of Belief he sheds light on ways in which science and religion influence each other and can help each other. Science and logic cannot establish belief, he says, but belief can be confirmed and renewed with the changed perspective of modern science.


The many reviews of the U.K. edition of his book cite his lucid presentation of relativity and quantum theory, and the way he uses relativity to explore time and eternity, and indeterminacy to comment on free will. He is also praised for offering fresh insight into original sin, the trials experienced by Galileo, the problem of pain, the possibility of miracles, the evidence for the resurrection, the credibility of incarnation, and the power of steadfast prayer. By introducing simple analogies, Stannard clears up misunderstandings that have muddied the connections between science and religion, and suggests contributions that the pursuit of physical science can make to theology.




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Originally published in 1982 and now updated, this book is a critically acclaimed work by a renowned theologian-scientist. Russell Stannard is known for cutting through highly technical data and presenting it clearly and simply. In Science And The Renewal Of Belief, he sheds light on ways in which science and religion influence each other and can help each other. Science and logic cannot establish belief, he says, but belief can be confirmed and renewed with the changed perspective of modern science. The many reviews of the original edition of this book cite his lucid presentation of relativity and quantum theory and the way he uses relativity to explore time and eternity and indeterminacy to comment on free will. He is, also, praised for offering fresh insight into original sin, the trials experienced by Galileo, the problem of pain, the possibility if miracles, the evidence for the resurrection, the credibility of incarnation and the power of steadfast prayer. By introducing simple analogies, Stannard clears up misunderstandings that have muddied the connections between science and religion, and suggests contributions that the pursuit of physical science can make to theology.

"The style is an informative conversation addressed to an intelligent reader not deeply in the technicalities of science or theology - a quite remarkable book - lucid and impressive."


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 375 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Templeton Press; 2nd edition (1 Jun. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0064C33OS
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #569,389 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Russell Stannard is a prolific author of award-winning books for children and for adults. His Uncle Albert books have been translated into 20 languages, and one of them, 'Uncle Albert and the Quantum Quest' was for a time the Number 1 UK paperback bestseller.
For his work in making science accessible to children and to the public in general, he was awarded an OBE by The Queen, and has received the Bragg Medal of the Institute of Physics.
He was involved in setting up the UK's Open University (the UK's largest university with over 250,000 students) where he headed the Department of Physics and Astronomy for 21 years.
His research field was high energy physics, which he conducted at the CERN laboratory in Geneva and in major US laboratories.
Besides his scientific work, he is a licensed lay minister in the Anglican Church, and a Member of the Center for Theological Inquiry at Princeton, USA. Several of his books address the question as to how to reconcile science and religion.
He is also a sculptor in his spare time, his work in this area being the subject of a BBC TV documentary.
He has 16 grandchildren, and one great grandchild - so far.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Science and faith - enemies? 26 Mar. 2013
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An excellent look at the religious problems faced by a scientist looking for faith. I have PhD in mathematical physics and my science has, perhaps surprisingly, encouraged me in that search but I have encountered difficulties. This book has been a great help in continuing to make progress.
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