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A Catholic Scientist Harmonizes Science and Faith

A Catholic Scientist Harmonizes Science and Faith

by Dr. Gerard Verschuuren
A Catholic Scientist Harmonizes Science and Faith

A Catholic Scientist Harmonizes Science and Faith

by Dr. Gerard Verschuuren


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Modernity, academia, and the media perceive and relentlessly advance a dichotomous, contradictory relationship between faith and science. However, from the time of Aristotle, it has been demonstrated that man is a rational being who reasons intellectually in a way that animals and technology cannot. Man is also a religious being, correlating himself to what is above and seeking answers to the ultimate questions of transcendence.

In his definitive book A Catholic Scientist Harmonizes Science and Faith, Dr. Gerard Verschuuren draws from the reflections of St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine, St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, Dr. Peter Kreeft, and numerous scientists, such as Albert Einstein and Gregor Mendel, who reveal the essential connection between reason and religion.

Dr. Verschuuren confirms the necessity of reasoning in scientific theory. Relying on true stories from scie

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644132845
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication date: 04/26/2022
Edition description: NEW
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gerard Verschuuren is a scientist, writer, speaker, and consultant, working at the interface of science, philosophy, and religion. He is a human geneticist who earned a doctorate in the philosophy of science, and studied and worked at universities in Europe and the United States.

Table of Contents

1 Can Science and Faith Live in Harmony? 3

a A False Contrast 3

b Our Intellectual Nature 6

c Our Religious Nature 14

2 What Is Science? 19

a A Caricature of Science 20

b A More Realistic View of Science 23

c Science Needs Reasoning 31

d What Is the Logic behind Science? 44

3 What Is Faith? 51

a A Caricature of Faith 51

b A Better View of Faith 54

c The Logic behind Faith in God 59

d Why Faith Needs Reasoning 63

4 Why Science Needs Faith 79

a Science-Alone Is a Dead End 80

b The Role of Faith in Science 88

c Assumptions from Heaven 104

d Faith as the Cradle of Science 115

e Scientific Knowledge Is Incomplete 124

5 Why Faith Needs Science 129

a No Double Truth 129

b Science Can Do What Faith Cannot 134

6 Could Anyone Say No to Faith in God? 153

a Can One Really Reject Faith in God? 154

b Atheists Come in Various Colors 156

c Is Atheism a Wise Strategy? 170

Conclusion: The Conflict That Wasn't 173

a Theism vs. Science 174

b First Cause versus Secondary Causes 175

c Supernatural Truths versus Natural Truths 176

d Humans versus Animals 179

e Providence versus Chance 180

f Miracles versus Laws of Nature 183

g Magisterium of the Church versus Magisterium of Science 185

h The Conflicts That Never Were 187

Index 189

About the Author 193

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