God, Faith and the New Millennium

Pages: 228
Subject: Religion: Christianity, Science
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: black & white illustrations

God, Faith and the New Millennium

Christian Belief in an Age of Science

Keith Ward

Does being a Christian in the modern scientific age require intellectual suicide? What future for Christianity in the Third Millennium?






Paperback
9781851681556 (2 Apr 1998)
RRP £19.99 / US$36.95

The Book

Does being a Christian in the modern scientific age require intellectual suicide? What future for Christianity in the Third Millennium?

In God, Faith and the New Millennium Keith Ward has produced a powerful and upbeat study of Christian belief that tackles questions such as these head on. In what he describes as a summary of his life’s work on Christianity, religion and science, Ward’s new and positive interpretation presents a Christian faith in harmony with the scientific worldview while remaining true to its traditions.

 

This is a cutting-edge study that will provoke and inspire every Christian and anyone interested in the debate on the role of faith in the modern world. Through his examination of key issues such as Creation, evolution and the divine purpose, Ward demonstrates that there is a ‘natural fit’ between the scientific worldview and mainstream Christian beliefs – Christian faith gives insight into the meaning and purpose of the universe, the physical structure of which modern science has marvellously discovered.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Christianity, Science
Pages 228
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations black & white illustrations

About the Author

Keith Ward is the Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University and a Canon of Christ Church. This book is the sequel to God, Chance and Necessity, his exploration of the compatibility of a scientific worldview and the existence of a creator God, which was published to widespread critical acclaim in 1996. His other influential books include In Defence of the Soul and Concepts of God, also published by Oneworld.

Reviews

"interesting and engaging, a helpful discussion of the issues from an academically responsible postiion"

- Anglican Theological Review

"an important contribution to the ongoing debate about possible relationships between science and Christianity"

- Foundations

"Ward's tone is full of hope. He is imaginative and sensitive."

- Islamic Studies Journal

"the writing is so lucid and compelling that it can be strongly recommended."

- Church Times

"will find much food for thought"

- Epworth Review

"Ward has an amazing capacity to explain in an accessible way."

- Theological Book Review

"a charming and rational essay presenting a positive case for theistic metaphysics and Christian belief."

- Science & Christian Belief

"Ward has an amazing capacity to explain in an accessible way. This is a good model of a clear argument."

- Theological Book Review

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