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Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science

Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science

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The definitive reference work on science and Christian belief

How does Christian theology relate to scientific inquiry? What are the competing philosophies of science, and do they "work" with a Christian faith based on the Bible? No reference work has covered this terrain sufficiently--until now.

Featuring entries from over 140 international contributors, the Dictionary of Christianity and Science is a deeply-researched, peer-reviewed, fair-minded work that illuminates the intersection of science and Christian belief. In one volume, you get reliable summaries and critical analyses of over 450 relevant concepts, theories, terms, movements, individuals, and debates. You will find answers to your toughest questions about faith and science, from the existence of Adam and Eve to the age of the earth, evolution and string theory.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Over 450 entries that will help you think through some of today's most challenging scientific topics, including climate change, evolution, bioethics, and much more
  • Essays from over 140 leading international scholars, including Francis Beckwith, Michael Behe, Darrell Bock, William Lane Craig, Hugh Ross, Craig Keener, Davis Young, John Walton, and many more
  • Multiple-view essays on controversial topics allow you to understand and compare differing Christian viewpoints
  • Learn about flesh-and-blood figures who have shaped the interaction of science and religion: Augustine, Aquinas, Bacon, Darwin, and Stephen Hawking are just the beginning
  • Fully cross-referenced, entries include references and recommendations for further reading

Advance Praise:

"Every Christian studying science will want a copy within arm’s reach." --Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary

"This is an invaluable resource that belongs in every Christian's library. I will be keeping my copy close by when I’m writing." --Lee Strobel, Elizabeth and John Gibson chair of apologetics, Houston Baptist University

"Sparkles with passion, controversy, and diverse perspectives."--Karl Giberson, professor of science and religion, Stonehill College

"An impressive resource that presents a broad range of topics from a broad tent of evangelical scholars."--Michael R. Licona, Houston Baptist University

"I am certain that this dictionary will serve the church for many years in leading many to demonstrate that modern science can glorify our Creator and honor his creation." --Denis O. Lamoureux, University of Alberta

"'Dictionary' is too humble a label for what this is! I anticipate that this will offer valuable guidance for Christian faithfulness." --C. John Collins, Covenant Theological Seminary

Get answers to the difficult questions surround faith and science!

Adam and Eve | the Age of the Earth | Climate Change | Evolution | Fossil Record | Genesis Flood | Miracles | Cosmology | Big Bang theory | Bioethics | Darwinism Death | Extraterrestrial Life | Multiverse | String theory | and much, much more

Additional Information

  • Contributor(s)Paul Copan , Tremper Longman III , Christopher L. Reese , Michael Strauss
  • About the Contributor(s) Paul CopanPaul Copan(PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in... Paul Copan

    Paul Copan(PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to authoring many journal articles, he has written or edited over thirty books in philosophy, theology, and apologetics, including Creation Out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration, and has served as President of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have six children and live in West Palm Beach.



    Tremper Longman III

    Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is a distinguished scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is on the advisory council of the BioLogos Foundation, and is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament, and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.



    Christopher L. Reese

    Christopher L. Reese (ThM, Talbot School of Theology) is a writer, editor, and independent scholar.  He previously served as marketing manager for B&H Academic, and associate publisher at Moody Publishers.  He is cofounder of the Christian Apologetics Alliance.



    Michael Strauss

    Michael G. Strauss(PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is a David Ross Boyd Professor of Physics at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, where he lives with his wife, Julie. He conducts research in experimental particle physics using data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. He has previously done research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and he and his collaborators have published around 1,000 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Strauss speaks at churches, schools, and universities around the world about the intersection of science and Christianity.

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  • ISBN-139780310496052
  • Publish Date04/25/2017
  • PublisherZondervan
  • Format Hardcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)2.88 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)23.03 lb
  • Dimensions 9.4(h) x 7.5(w) x 1.5(d) inches
  • Pages704
  • Price $41.99

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