God, Science, and Society: The Origin of the Universe, Intelligent Life, and Free Societies

God, Science, and Society: The Origin of the Universe, Intelligent Life, and Free Societies

by Anthony Walsh

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Overview

“It may seem bizarre, but in my opinion, science offers a surer path to God than religion…science has actually advanced to the point where what were formerly religious questions can be seriously tackled” (Paul Davies, Astrophysicist). Anthony Walsh’s latest riposte to atheistic arguments against God's existence draws on Natural Theology, a knowledge of God based on evidence from both the natural and social sciences. Covering everything from the Big Bang and the origins of life to the mystery of intelligent consciousness, Walsh makes even the most technical scientific writings accessible to the general reader and tackles a question few books on the relationship between science and religion have ever sought to address: how does Christianity positively affect societies, families, and individuals in terms of democracy, justice, happiness, health, and prosperity?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622739417
Publisher: Vernon Art and Science
Publication date: 02/11/2020
Series: Series in Philosophy of Religion
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Anthony Walsh is the author or co-author of 42 books and over 150 peer-reviewed articles, including a number related to the present work. His primary areas of teaching and research are biosocial science (the intersection of genetics and neurobiology with the social sciences). He has taught at Boise State University in Idaho for 34 years. Before entering academia, he was a marine, police officer, and probation officer. His work on the neurochemistry of love led to appearances on the Phil Donahue Show and Nippon TV (Japan).

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Acknowledgments

Preface

CHAPTER ONE

Christianity, Rationality, and the New Atheists

CHAPTER TWO

Science Declares the Glory of God

CHAPTER THREE

The Anthropic Principle and Scientific Explanation

CHAPTER FOUR

The Big Bang: The Event that Traumatized Physics

CHAPTER FIVE

Fine-Tuning and Stellar Alchemy

CHAPTER SIX

The Universe Engineered “Just Right” for Us

CHAPTER SEVEN

The “Just Right” Galaxy and Solar System

CHAPTER EIGHT

Earth: Our Privileged and Improbable Home I

CHAPTER NINE

Earth: Our Privileged and Improbable Home II

CHAPTER TEN

Losing God in the Multiverse

CHAPTER ELEVEN

Finding God in the Multiverse

CHAPTER TWELVE

DNA: God’s Book of Life

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

Abiogenesis: The Mother of all Scientific Puzzles

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

Molecules, Membranes, and Information

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

Cracks in Neo-Darwinism: Micro is not Macro

CHAPTER SIXTEEN

The Problems of Information, Devolution, and Time

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

God of the Gaps, Intelligent Design, and Theistic Evolution

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

The Human Body: The Temple of God I

CHAPTER NINETEEN

The Human Body: The Temple of God II

CHAPTER TWENTY

The Brain: The Little Universe Within

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE

Mind/Soul, Consciousness, and Love

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO

Free Will and Determinism

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE

The Problem of Evil: Atheism’s Best Argument

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR

Christianity, Atheism, and Morality

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE

Christianity and the Healthy, Happy, Loving Life

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX

Christianity, Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN

The Modern American Assault on Christianity

References

Index

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