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God, Science, and Humility: Ten Scientists Discuss Humility Theology

God, Science, and Humility: Ten Scientists Discuss Humility Theology

by Robert L. Herrmann
     
 

Editor Robert Herrmann has collected the opinions of ten scientists, all leaders in their fields, who have considered the relevance of their science to theology. The contributors bring a variety of religious experiences to the consideration of humility theology, a humble approach to our truth-seeking about God.

As a physicist, Russell Stannard provides an

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Editor Robert Herrmann has collected the opinions of ten scientists, all leaders in their fields, who have considered the relevance of their science to theology. The contributors bring a variety of religious experiences to the consideration of humility theology, a humble approach to our truth-seeking about God.

As a physicist, Russell Stannard provides an overview of humility theology in which truth is approached in an experimental, hypothetical mode, as is done in the sciences. Physicist and theologian Robert Russell focuses on the interaction between cosmology and theology. Charles Harper writes of the opportunity for a tremendous flowering of planetary science through a joint partnership between science and religion.

Owen Gingerich, historian of science, looks at the other side of humility theology—the possibility that we can actually arrive at unreasonable expectations— about the existence and nature of extraterrestrial intelligence. Francisco Ayala begins with the surprising contrast between the very brief period of human evolution and its remarkable and utterly unique end-product, homo sapiens. Psychologist David Myers points out that intuition can be a powerful faculty, but there are many limitations to this “inner knowing.”

Chemist Giuseppe Del Re writes an interesting view of the history of the development of chemistry as a discipline. Herbert Benson and Patricia Myers analyze the components of mind-body medicine that relate to the rubric of self-care, including relaxation procedures, nutrition, exercise, stress management, and faith. David and Susan Larson introduce the reader to a new field of medical science that focuses on the impact of spiritual values on patients' health. Fraser Watts looks at artificial intelligence research.

The discussion included in this book will significantly aid scholars and general readers in the search for greater understanding of the relationship between science and religion.

Contributors include Russell Stannard, Robert John Russell, Charles L. Harper Jr., Owen Gingerich, Francisco J. Ayala, David G. Myers, Giuseppe Del Re, Herbert Benson, Patricia Myers, David B. Larson, Susan S. Larson, and Fraser Watts.

Editorial Reviews

God, Science & Humility features the contributions of ten scientists from various disciplines (nuclear physics, cosmology, evolution, chemistry, medicine, artificial intelligence) who consider the relevance of their particular branches of science with respect to theology and the search for reality. The essays include: Theology as a Science (F. Russell Stannard); God and Contemporary Cosmology: Continuing the Creative Interaction (Robert John Russell); Beginning to Explore an Infinite Cosmos of Living Worlds: The Amazing Future of the New Planetary Cosmology (Charles L. Harper, Jr.); The Arrogance of Mediocrity (Owen Gingerich); The Limits of Knowledge and the Hope for Progress (Francisco J. Avala); The Psychology of Humility (David G. Myers); The Case of Chemistry (Giuseppe Del Re); Mind/Body Medicine and Spirituality (Herbert Benson & Patricia Myers); Health's Forgotten Factor: Medical Research Uncovers Religion's Clinical Relevance (David B. Larson & Susan S. Larson); and Artificial Intelligence (Fraser Watts). God, Science & Humility is clearly recommended reading for students of science and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890151348
Publisher:
Templeton Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Dr. Robert L. Herrmann taught medical school biochemistry for twenty-two years, first at Boston University and later at Oral Roberts University. At the latter he directed a nation-wide recruitment program for medical and dental school faculty interested in a high level Christian mission-oriented teaching program. In 1981 he left medical education to become executive director of the American Scientific Affiliation, a 2,200-member society of Christians interested in integrating Christian faith and science. There he met member John Templeton, and they have since cooperated in writing several books, including The God Who Would Be Known and Is God the Only Reality? In 1998 he wrote Sir John's biography, and a revised edition in 2004. Dr. Herrmann is also a founding member of the John Templeton Foundation.

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