The Story of the Cosmos: How the Heavens Declare the Glory of God

The Story of the Cosmos: How the Heavens Declare the Glory of God

by Daniel Ray, Paul Gould

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Overview

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe

What do you see when you gaze at the night sky? Do you contemplate the stars as the random result of an evolutionary process? Or do you marvel over them as a testament of the Creator’s glory?

Modern science has popularized a view of the cosmos that suggests there is no need for God and denies any evidence of His existence. But The Story of the Cosmos provides a different—and fascinating—perspective. It points to a God who makes Himself known in the wonder and beauty of His creation.  

This compilation from respected scholars and experts spans topics from “The Mathematical Creation and the Image of God” to “The Glorious Dance of Binary Stars” and “God’s Invisible Attributes—Black Holes.” Contributors include Dr. William Lane Craig, Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, Dr. Melissa Cain Travis, and Dr. Michael Ward. 

Come, take a deeper look at the universe…and explore the traces of God’s glory in the latest discoveries of astronomy, science, literature, and art. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736977364
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 07/16/2019
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 600,110
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel Ray is a former schoolteacher and a lay astronomer with an MA in Christian apologetics from Houston Baptist University. His thesis explored the contemporary relevance of C.S. Lewis’s cosmological imagination in The Chronicles of Narnia. He cohosts the podcast Good Heavens! and enjoys writing and stargazing. thestoryofthecosmos.com 
 
Paul M. Gould teaches philosophy and apologetics at Oklahoma Baptist University and is the founder and president of the Two Tasks Institute.  He is the editor or author of several books including Cultural Apologetics (Zondervan). Paul blogs at paul-gould.com

Table of Contents

1 The Heavens Are Telling of the Glory of God Daniel Ray 7

Part I Exploration of the Cosmos

2 A Glorious Resonance: The Intelligibility of Nature and the Imago Dei Melissa Cain Travis 21

3 The Stones Cry Glory Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ 37

4 Eschatology of Habitable Zones Guillermo Gonzalez 51

5 The Glorious Dance of Binary Stars David Bradstreet 67

6 God, Black Holes, and the End of the Universe Sarah Salviander 91

7 Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler: The Gloriously Odd Couple of Astronomy Wayne R. Spencer 111

Part II Expressions of the Cosmos in Art and Literature

8 The Cosmos and the Starry Night Terry Glaspey 131

9 Imagine There's No Heaven?: C.S. Lewis on Making Space for Faith Michael Ward 149

10 Recovering a Vision of the Cosmos: Tolkien's Creation Narrative in The Silmarillion Holly Ordway 167

Part III Evidences Pointing to the Creation of the Cosmos

11 Creation Ex Nihilo: Theology and Science William Lane Craig 183

12 The Cosmic Coincidences of Fine Tuning Luke Barnes Allen Hainline 203

13 Rediscovering the Discarded Image Paul M. Gould 221

Afterword: Astronomy with Your Own Two Eyes Daniel Ray 235

Contributors 241

Subject Index 243

Scripture Index 252

Notes 253

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