'The God/Man/World Triangle argues that science and religion complement one another in giving us a picture of what we are, how the world is, and what God is like.' - Reform
'Robert Crawford has written a clear and unusually wide-ranging survey of issues relating to the divine, the human and the cosmic, topics which should engage the interest of everyone concerned with how science and religion relate to each other today.' - Rev. Canon John Polkinghorne, FRS, former President, Queen's College, Cambridge
'Various issues in 'religion and science' are certainly some of the most hotly debated topics today. Robert Crawford has now entered this exciting debate by writing an accessible and extremely readable text that will enhance the ongoing dialogue about these complex but fascinating issues. The God/ Man/ World Triangle covers a remarkably broad field and manages to include in its scope issues as diverse as religious faith, the biological and physical sciences, and especially focuses on the special challenge to religious faith by contemporary cosmology and evolutionary biology.' - J.Wentzel van Huyssteen, James I. McCord Professor of Theology and Science, Princeton Theological Seminary
'Crawford has the happy knack of presenting an erudite argument concerning fundamental life issues as an exciting debate in an accessible and extremely readable text ... he argues that religion cannot be based on science but its views should be consonant with the scientific understanding of the world and man, otherwise it fails to communicate with its society. Conversely, if science seeks to proceed without any acknowledgement of the values and purposes which religion imparts to life, its method may become inhumane and its goal meaningless..' - Rev. William Dowling, Minister of the URC London, in Reform Magazine
This book was nominated for the prize for outstanding books in Theology and Natural Sciences (the John Templeton Award) by the Centre for Theology and Natural Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
'He is both knowledgeable and fair in his scientific views... the book brings together a wealth of materials that will be useful to any serious reader interested in the questions addressed' - Choice
'Robert Crawford has written a clear and unusually wide-ranging survey of issues relating to the divine, the human and the cosmic, topics which should engage the interest of everyone concerned with how science and religion relate to each other today.' - John Polkinghorne
A religious scholar and minister in the Church of England, Crawford argues that religion and science draw on different sources and methods to complement each other in answering such questions as why there is a world, whether it reflects the presence of God, how it came into existence, how it will end, whether God exists, whether religions have a clear view of God, and whether people can get into a personal relationship with God. He focuses on Christianity as the context in which western science developed, but also considers five other religions. His ecumenism however does not stretch to his gender- specific deity and species. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.