God and Evolution

God and Evolution❴Ebook❵ ➤ God and Evolution Author Gerard M. Verschuuren – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Meet the match made in heaven between religion and science as they harmoniously converge through exploring the Catholic view on God and evolution Author Dr Verschuuren, a practicing Catholic and human Meet the match made in heaven between religion and science as they harmoniously converge through exploring the Catholic view on God and Evolution Author Dr Verschuuren, a practicing Catholic and human geneticist, challenges the black and white attitude toward matters of religion and science Through drawing upon religion, philosophy, and biology, he reveals that science and religion answer different dimensions to the same fundamental question, Where do God and eBook ´ we come from allowing for a compatible, and desirable coexistenceone that preserves, and in fact intensifies, Gods splendor. I am not a Roman Catholic, but I love reading Roman Catholic authors on stuff like this They are so muchthoughtful, intellectual, and urbane than the creationists I grew up believing in and arguing for creationism, and I recognize the many false arguments still being raised today This book is different than many on the subject The author does not attack each issue point by point but instead deals with foundational principles Undercut the foundation, and the edifice crumbles The autho I am not a Roman Catholic, but I love reading Roman Catholic authors on stuff like this They are so muchthoughtful, intellectual, and urbane than the creationists I grew up believing in and arguing for creationism, and I recognize the many false arguments still being raised today This book is different than many on the subject The author does not attack each issue point by point but instead deals with foundational principles Undercut the foundation, and the edifice crumbles The author is not opposed to creation, but creationism not opposed to evolution, but to evolutionism not opposed to the principle of design, but to intelligent design ism The author is not only a geneticist but a philosopher as well He approaches the issues at a high theological and philosophical level but writes at a level any educated layman should be able to understand If you are looking for answers to specific issues raised by creationists and intelligent design theorists, this is not the book for you For athorough discussion of individual issues, I recommend reading Francis Collins book, The Language of God But if you want to understand why creationism is rotten at its core, this is the book for you This book was written primarily for Catholics by a human geneticist and practicing Catholic with a doctorate in the philosophy of science.Chapter 1 traces the official history of the Catholic position on evolution.Chapter 2 emphasizes the creation accounts in the Bible as giving a theological as opposed to a scientific or historical message The author focuses on Genesis 1 in the context of the framework theory as opposed to being a chronological account of creation.In Chapter 3, he briefly disc This book was written primarily for Catholics by a human geneticist and practicing Catholic with a doctorate in the philosophy of science.Chapter 1 traces the official history of the Catholic position on evolution.Chapter 2 emphasizes the creation accounts in the Bible as giving a theological as opposed to a scientific or historical message The author focuses on Genesis 1 in the context of the framework theory as opposed to being a chronological account of creation.In Chapter 3, he briefly discusses seven types of evidences to show the fact of evolution and eight claims that science cannot make On the relationship between science and religion, he is a consistent advocate of the Independence model as opposed to the Conflict, Dialogue or Integration models He believes that the Book of Nature and the Book of Scripture complement each other.In Chapter 4, he carefully distinguishes between the science of evolution and the ideology of evolutionism He then discusses seven problems that evolutionism faces The author then goes on to make the case against creationism, discussing seven problems that creationism faces His discussion of Intelligent Design Theory focuses on seven objections to ID theory.He suggests that t he evolutionary pathway followed so far was to a certain extent preordained by the intrinsic properties of the materials involved, given a certain kind of environment or succession of environmental conditions Because of those intrinsic properties and constraints of a created universe that is, due to the cosmic design of creation we might go as far as to speculate that our world was bound, by its very nature, to give birth to life, perhaps even to human life p 130 Chapter 4 concludes with a brief summary table of the objections against evolutionism, creationism, and intelligent design theory.In Chapter 5, the author briefly discusses the body soul mind issue, God s presence in his creation, divine action, values, and when and where humanity may have emerged.Each of the five chapters includes a brief Delving Deeper section His 3 page Index is rather skimpy For example, the term cosmic design, which he refers to frequently, doesn t appear in his index His Suggestions for Further Reading is also rather brief Despite frequent references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and statements from various Popes, this book can serve as a helpful introduction to the subject of God and evolution for readers of other faiths myself included as well

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  • Paperback
  • 189 pages
  • God and Evolution
  • Gerard M. Verschuuren
  • English
  • 02 December 2018
  • 0819831131