Who Is to Blame?: Disasters, Nature, and Acts of God

Who Is to Blame?: Disasters, Nature, and Acts of God

by Robert White
     
 

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Bob White, a geophysicist, tackles one of the biggest conundrums in Christian thinking. He combines a profound knowledge of the science behind natural processes with thorough research into their impact, and underpins it with a carefully reasoned theological response.

Examining each type of disaster in turn, he illuminates the way in which human factors almost

Overview

Bob White, a geophysicist, tackles one of the biggest conundrums in Christian thinking. He combines a profound knowledge of the science behind natural processes with thorough research into their impact, and underpins it with a carefully reasoned theological response.

Examining each type of disaster in turn, he illuminates the way in which human factors almost always turn natural processes, without which the earth would be sterile and uninhabitable, into disasters: population growth, widespread inequality, foolish farming and building practices, and climate change all contribute, exacerbating heat waves, famines, and droughts.

He then outlines the insights that Jacob, Job, and Jesus offer. This highly readable book is permeated with engaging insights into the human condition and the biblical response.

Editorial Reviews

Douglas J. Moo
“A solidly Christian perspective on some of the most important events in our world.”
Dr Chris Wright
“Good science and good theology. Robert White has a thorough understanding of both and roots all his thinking and writing in careful interpretation of key biblical teaching.”
Sir John Houghton
“A masterly survey of the natural phenomena that provide so generously for our well-being and development as humans on Planet Earth . . . [celebrates] God’s great capacity to turn the worst of seeming tragedies into the greatest of triumphs.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857214737
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
09/27/2014
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Robert White is Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge University and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1994. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Society, and a member of the American Geophysical Union. He is director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, and his scientific work is published in over 350 papers and articles.

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