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The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions [Hardcover]

Karl W. Giberson , Francis S. Collins
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Mar 2011
World-renowned scientist Francis Collins and fellow scientist Karl Giberson show how we can embrace both science and faith, without compromising either. Their fascinating treatment explains how God cares for and interacts with his creation while science offers a reliable way to understand the world he made.
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  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: IVP Books (Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780830838295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830838295
  • ASIN: 0830838295
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 15.1 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 745,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Karl W Giberson has written or co-authored nine books, and lectured on science-and-religion at the Vatican, Oxford University, London's Thomas Moore Institute, and at many prestigious American venues including MIT and The Harvard Club. He has published more than 200 reviews and essays in outlets that include NY Times,, the Guardian, USA Today, LA Times and He is a regular contributor to the public dialogue on Science and Faith, and has appeared as a guest on NPR's Morning Edition and Talk of the Nation as well as other radio programs. Dr. Giberson now teaches writing, and science-and-religion in the Cornerstone Program at Stonehill College. Francis S Collins is a world renowned geneticist. He spearheaded the Human Genome Project, which finished sequencing human DNA in 2003, and is Director of the National Institutes of Health, founder of The BioLogos Foundation and the author of The Language of God. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb and Accessible 22 July 2013
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For a geneticist as renowned as Francis Collins to write a book as accessible to the non-scientist as this one is a great achievement in itself. But the particular advantage of this book over many others of the genre, is the seriousness with with it treats the biblical considerations and concerns of Christians who are keen to understand the scientific explanations of life - but not at the cost of compromising their faith. This is particularly delicate in the US, where young-earth, old-earth, and other types of creationists still vie with evolution (both theistic and atheistic) in an ongoing battle for cultural dominance. In the UK, the battle is mainly over, but the casualties are the many who have lost their faith or turned their back on science because of a perception of irreconcilability. This book, in a respectful, careful, yet lucid way, works over well-worn ground with fresh insights, and gives evidence and hope that the Bible and science can (and perhaps must) be reconciled after all. It is often a matter of interpretation - both biblically and scientifically - rather than core content, that lies at the root of much disagreement. Giberson and Collins understand and elucidate this brilliantly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot Recommend It Highly Enough 17 July 2011
As a devout born-again Christian I am somewhat confused by the myriad of voices clamouring for attention on this subject. This really is the first book that, to my mind, makes complete impartial sense without being at all 'sensationalist' or trying to exaggerate the facts to make them fit a certain point of view.

It really is written with a high level of thought process and consideration for the reader so as to make a potentially very confusing subject quite clear for any reader to follow who has an interest in this topic.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 15 Sep 2013
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What an awesome, informative book. I have now ordered all of Francis Collin's other books. Easy to read and understand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Answers - Science and Scipture 7 May 2013
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You can be a Christian and believe in evolution, if you come to scripture with an open not closed mind.
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