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Science and Grace offers wisdom for Christians who desire to refine their perspective on science so that critical analysis of the scientific pronouncements of our day as well as thankful appreciation for contemporary scientific endeavor spring naturally from their Christian worldview
Jesus Christ is Lord of creation and Christians are called tobear witness to his glory and faithfulness in all things. Yet inrecent years, science and Christianity have often been consideredtwo distinct types of knowledge, each self-contained-the truth ofone doing nothing to the validity of the other. We are now livingin a time of transition from a modern to a postmodern culturalcontext, and how exactly Christianity and science will influenceand be influenced by this transition is yet to be seen.
In this transition, the divide that seemed to exist betweenthese two branches of knowledge appears to be crumbling and anapparent "war" between science and Christian theology hasstarted-with many on both sides insisting that a high regard of theone automatically translates into a low regard for the other. Moreand more the developments of science appear to challenge the basicbeliefs of Christianity. Has science gotten off track? DoesChristian theology need to be corrected by science? Is there such athing as a Christian science or is science just science? The shiftin our cultural backdrop now provides a valuable opportunity forChristians to examine these questions and to reassess the way wehave come to frame science and religion issues.
While many books address science and faith issues, Scienceand Grace uniquely offers wisdom for Christians who desire torefine their perspective on science so that critical analysis ofthe scientific pronouncements of our day as well as thankfulappreciation for scientific endeavor spring naturally from theirChristian worldview. Authors Tim Morris and Don Petcher helpreaders to develop a "theology of science" that utilizesspecifically Christian convictions about God's faithfulness to hiscreation. This "theology of science" encourages Christians to beactively and confidently involved in science itself as well as inthe current discussions about the status of science in our culture, thus bearing witness to God's reign even in the naturalsciences.
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