Not a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt against Reason

Not a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt against Reason

by R. C. Sproul, Keith Mathison

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Overview

Despite claiming unbelief in God or any higher power that may have designed or created the world and all that is in it, modern scientists often write and speak of chance as some kind of being or force that can cause things to happen. In one breath they push the evolution agenda and in the next they say that creatures were "designed" with specific traits. In this classic book, R. C. Sproul and Keith Mathison call the scientific world to employ logic and clarity in their discourse, to leave the word chance as an abstract concept to describe mathematical possibilities rather than an ontological being that can actually cause change. This expanded edition includes a new chapter dealing with the most recent attempts to defend irrational scientific statements. Two new appendices answer critics and review other literature on scientific discoveries that support belief in a Creator God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801016219
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/19/2014
Edition description: Expanded Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 852,791
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

R. C. Sproul (1939-2017) was founder of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian discipleship organization located near Orlando, Florida. He was also founding pastor of Saint Andrew's Chapel in Sanford, Florida, first president of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine. His radio program, Renewing Your Mind, is still broadcast daily on hundreds of radio stations around the world and can also be heard online. Dr. Sproul contributed dozens of articles to national evangelical publications, spoke at conferences, churches, colleges, and seminaries around the world, and wrote more than one hundred books, including The Holiness of God, Chosen by God, and Everyone's a Theologian. He also served as general editor of the Reformation Study Bible.

Keith Mathison is professor of systematic theology at Reformation Bible College in Florida. He is also an associate editor of Tabletalk magazine at Ligonier Ministries. He is author of several books including From Age to Age: The Unfolding of Biblical Eschatology; The Shape of Sola Scriptura; and Given For You: Reclaiming Calvin's Doctrine of the Lord's Supper.

Table of Contents

Illustrations and Figures 9

Preface to the Expanded Edition 11

Preface to the First Edition 13

1 The Soft Pillow 17

2 The Mask of Ignorance 33

3 A Quantum Leap 47

4 The Voice of Reason 65

5 Light and the Light 83

6 Framing the Question 101

7 The Policeman of Science 125

8 Cosmos or Chaos? 145

9 A Being without a Cause 161

10 No Chance in the World 185

11 Ex Nihilo, Nihil Fit 205

Appendix: A Review of Stephen M. Barr's Modem Physics and Ancient Faith 225

Notes 231

Bibliography 239

Index of Scholars 243

Index of Foreign Words 247

Index of Subjects 249

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