Because he's afraid our God may come and kill him. So, if he can keep God's
people living around him, worshipping him, then you serve as a slave in his
house, and he laughs and makes mock of the God. He says to God in essences,
Author: Elijah Muhammad
Publisher: Elijah Muhammad Books
Category: African Americans
An Elijah Muhammad Speech During The Second Day of The Nation of Islam Saviour's Day Convention in 1967. It aims chiefly at the politically shallow 60's version of Black power by introducing "Real Black Power" as it relates to how God and all life originally came out of total black space. A profound example of Elijah Muhammad's comprehensive lecture is demonstrated when he asked, "If the scripture said that in the beginning God said 'Let there be light, ' then He couldn't have been in the light when he said that. He Himself had to have come from Blackness; thus ORIGINAL BLACK POWER!
God, Science, and Psychology in the Paranormal J. Harold Ellens. scientists
joined McNamara in producing these erudite volumes, analytically assessing the
interface of the hard sciences and the psychosocial sciences in our
Author: J. Harold Ellens
Can science, psychology, and biology explain miracles? This three-volume set attempts to answer that question, presenting the latest, as well as classic, thinking and research regarding miracles from fields that include psychology, psychiatry, theology, biology, and history. We have all heard of what seem miraculous events, which have surfaced across history. They range from stigmata and bleeding icons to deadly tumors that disappear and healers who succeed just by laying hands on the afflicted; from people who can predict unexpected events to so-called mediums and those who can allegedly see and speak with the dead. These books, led by an eminent scholar who serves as series editor for the Praeger series Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality, examine miracles of body, mind, and spirit, presenting the most recent research and writing on these uncommon events, aiming to bring hard science to some of the most persistent and peculiar phenomena associated with the human race. Can science, psychology, and biology explain miracles? This three-volume set attempts to answer that question, presenting the latest, as well as classic, thinking and research regarding miracles from fields that include psychology, psychiatry, theology, biology, and history. From news of a crippled woman who left her wheelchair and walked after an evangelist prayed over her, to stories of people who died on the operating table only to be revived to tell of bright lights and the pathway to the afterlife, we've all heard of what seem miraculous events. They have surfaced across history. They range from stigmata and bleeding icons to deadly tumors that disappear, and healers who succeed just by laying hands on the afflicted; from people who can predict unexpected events to so-called mediums and those who can allegedly see and speak with the dead. Some miracles are intricately tied to religious beliefs, but there are millions of people who ascribe to no particular religion, yet still believe that things happen that defy all laws of nature, and thus defy scientific explanation. In these books, eminent scholar J. Harold Ellens and his team of expert contributors examine miracles of body, mind, and spirit, presenting the most recent research and writing on these uncommon events as they aim to bring hard science to some of the most persistent—and peculiar—phenomena associated with the human race.
Author: Wijeratne WeerakkodyPublish On: 2010-07-30
I do not need the scriptural God's mediators to say, “Our God has his own
purpose and reason”, and avoid explaining what that purpose and reason is. ...
We have heard enough about philosophy, astronomy, cosmology, science, and
Author: Wijeratne Weerakkody
Here in this book "God, Science, and the Buddha" my genuine effort is to present the reader with some insight into the existence of life and matter within the concept of universal space-time in order to understand how and why mind is declared by the Buddha as the forerunner of all existence in eternity and infinity of the concept of space-time.Learning to understand the culmination of all the energies contained within the concept of space-time would unify theology, science and the nature in the noble name of God without division into mind based diverse theological images. The rare opportunity in human form of life is too precious to be neglected and wasted within the short span of existence in this sensual realm of life. In order to be comfortable with this understanding the author seeks to discuss scientific revelations in cosmology, physics, and physiology along with theology, religions, philosophy and Buddhism, which explains the existence of the nature in its true form.
Writing with his usual grace and fluency, Jonathan Sacks moves beyond the tired arguments of militant atheists such as Dawkins and Hitchens, to explore how religion has always played a valuable part in human culture and far from being ...
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publisher: Hachette UK
Writing with his usual grace and fluency, Jonathan Sacks moves beyond the tired arguments of militant atheists such as Dawkins and Hitchens, to explore how religion has always played a valuable part in human culture and far from being dismissed as redundant, must be allowed to temper and develop scientific understanding in order for us to be fully human. Ranging around the world to draw comparisons from different cultures, and delving deep into the history of language and of western civilisation, Jonathan Sacks shows how the predominance of science-oriented thinking is embedded deeply even in our religious understanding, and calls on us to recognise the centrality of relationship to true religion, and thus to see how this core value of relationship is essential if we are to avoid the natural tendency for science to rule our lives rather than fulfilling its promise to set us free.
Iannaccone et al., “Rationality and the 'Religious Mind'”; Ecklund, “Initial Findings
from the Study of Religion among Academic Sciences”; Ecklund et al., “
Secularization and Religious Change among Elite Scientists.” 8. Dawkins, The God ...
Author: Patricia Beattie Jung
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Literary Collections
God, Sex, Science, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics is a timely, wide-ranging attempt to rescue dialogues on human sexuality, sexual diversity, and gender from insular exchanges based primarily on biblical scholarship and denominational ideology. Too often, dialogues on sexuality and gender devolve into the repetition of party lines and defensive postures, without considering the interdisciplinary body of scholarly research on this complex subject. This volume expands beyond the usual parameters, opening the discussion to scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to foster the development of Christian sexual ethics for contemporary times. Essays by prominent and emerging scholars in the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, literary studies, theology, and ethics reveal how faith and reason can illuminate our understanding of human sexual and gender diversity. Focusing on the intersection of theology and science and incorporating feminist theory, God, Sex, Science, Gender is a much-needed call for Christian ethicists to map the origins and full range of human sexual experience and gender identity. Essays delve into why human sexuality and gender can be so controversial in Christian contexts, investigate the complexity of sexuality in humans and other species, and reveal the implications of diversity for Christian moral theology. Contributors are Joel Brown, James Calcagno, Francis J. Catania, Pamela L. Caughie, Robin Colburn, Robert Di Vito, Terry Grande, Frank Fennell, Anne E. Figert, Patricia Beattie Jung, Fred Kniss, John McCarthy, Jon Nilson, Stephen J. Pope, Susan A. Ross, Joan Roughgarden, and Aana Marie Vigen.
Ten Scientists Consider Humility Theology Robert Hermann ... to express an
attitude of openness to the discoveries of the sciences, particularly on the part of
religious scholars interested in what nature can teach us about faith in God.
Author: Robert Hermann
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
Editor Robert Herrmann has collected the opinions of ten scientists, all leaders in their fields, who have considered the relevance of their science to theology. The contributors bring a variety of religious experiences to the consideration of humility theology, a humble approach to our truth-seeking about God. As a physicist, Russell Stannard provides an overview of humility theology in which truth is approached in an experimental, hypothetical mode, as is done in the sciences. Physicist and theologian Robert Russell focuses on the interaction between cosmology and theology. Charles Harper writes of the opportunity for a tremendous flowering of planetary science through a joint partnership between science and religion. Owen Gingerich, historian of science, looks at the other side of humility theology—the possibility that we can actually arrive at unreasonable expectations— about the existence and nature of extraterrestrial intelligence. Francisco Ayala begins with the surprising contrast between the very brief period of human evolution and its remarkable and utterly unique end-product, homo sapiens. Psychologist David Myers points out that intuition can be a powerful faculty, but there are many limitations to this “inner knowing.” Chemist Giuseppe Del Re writes an interesting view of the history of the development of chemistry as a discipline. Herbert Benson and Patricia Myers analyze the components of mind-body medicine that relate to the rubric of self-care, including relaxation procedures, nutrition, exercise, stress management, and faith. David and Susan Larson introduce the reader to a new field of medical science that focuses on the impact of spiritual values on patients' health. Fraser Watts looks at artificial intelligence research. The discussion included in this book will significantly aid scholars and general readers in the search for greater understanding of the relationship between science and religion. Contributors include Russell Stannard, Robert John Russell, Charles L. Harper Jr., Owen Gingerich, Francisco J. Ayala, David G. Myers, Giuseppe Del Re, Herbert Benson, Patricia Myers, David B. Larson, Susan S. Larson, and Fraser Watts.
5 Methodological naturalism can mean either applying the scientific method to
nature, or claiming the sci- entific method is the only valid approach to reality. ...
13 In Gefter (2008), “Why It's Not as Simple as God vs. the Multiverse,” p. 48.
Author: Dennis Polis
An exercise in Open Philosophy -- a worldview open to the full range of human experience including science, spirituality and traditional philosophy. Naturalism is exposed as a closed, a priori worldview. God is not an alternative to, but the completion of, scientific explanation. The foundations and data of evolution do not show randomness, but Mind in nature. Evolution aims at verifiable targets and develops means in advance of need. While God is proven deductively, the fine-tuning argument makes a strong case despite the anthropic principle. The rules of evidence are discussed critically before reviewing data on mind ranging from neuroscience, connectionism, & cybernetics to introspection, parapsychology, near death experiences & mysticism -- even I-Thou relationships. Current theories are inadequate to important data points. Traditional philosophy suggests a single substance, two-subsystem theory integrating a data processing brain and an intentional, immaterial soul to solve the mind-body problem.
God? In 1348, the bubonic plague or Black Death swept across Europe, wiping
out a third of humanity at the time, or approximately 75 million lives.1 The 1918
Spanish flu infected 500 million people around the world, including people on ...
Author: Robin Arthur
Science and the God Elusion presents compelling arguments about the mysteries of the universe that science cannot unravel as yet. The Big Bang theory, for example, cries out for a divine explanation and the hypothesis presented on the origins of life on earth is ridden with serendipity. The book seeks to bring together all of these scientific and theological conversations to one table so as to open a new window and insight into the God that eludes scientific investigation and presents His wonder through mystical realms. But of course, religion and science are also two different and complementary avenues to knowledge and truth. Seen in their proper complementarity, they jointly illumine life's mystery and conundrums.
The Integration of Religion and Science John Swanson. 6. THE. INTEGRATION.
OF. RELIGION. AND. SCIENCE. Early. in the third millennium, religion and science are integrating their resources for exploring the mystery of creation. They
Author: John Swanson
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
No religion that claims to be relevant in today's world can ignore the truths that science teaches us. Nor can it ignore the spiritual values and teachings of past generations. The deep religious heritage of humanity is like a pirate's buried treasure chest. The ancient chest decays into rotten wood and rusty iron, but the precious jewels inside remain as fresh as the day they were buried. They need only to be reclaimed and then placed in a fresh container. The same is true for our religious heritage. Religion today is undergoing a radical transformation that is affecting all aspects of our lives. This book presents a synthesis between traditional values and our changing understanding of the universe. We live in an age of science and technology that profoundly affects the way we see things. God, Science and the Universe presents the outline for a new faith grounded in the natural world.
In Men of Science, Men of God, Dr. Henry Morris presents 101 biographies and Christian testimonies of scientists who believed in the Bible and in a personal Creator God - scientists who were pioneers and "founding fathers" of modern ...
Author: Henry Morris
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
One of the most serious fallacies today is the belief that genuine scientists cannot believe the Bible. BUT THE TRUTH IS that many of the major scientific contributions were made by scientists who were dedicated men of God. In Men of Science, Men of God, Dr. Henry Morris presents 101 biographies and Christian testimonies of scientists who believed in the Bible and in a personal Creator God - scientists who were pioneers and "founding fathers" of modern scientific disciplines.
This unique book will help Christians clarify their beliefs regarding difficult issues and better face challenges--from within and from others--to their faith.
Author: John Polkinghorne
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
How did the universe begin? Can God's existence be proven? Do humans matter more than animals? For many years people have sent the scientist-turned-priest John Polkinghorne these and other questions about science and belief. In question-and-answer format, Polkinghorne and his collaborator Nicholas Beale offer their highly informed opinions about some of the most frequently asked of these questions. Readers can follow their own paths through the book, selecting questions that interest them and looking at the additional material if they choose. This unique book will help Christians clarify their beliefs regarding difficult issues and better face challenges--from within and from others--to their faith.
This book argues that God can be found within the edifice of the scientific understanding of physics, cosmology, biology and philosophy.
Author: Richard J. Di Rocco
Category: Evolution (Biology)
This book argues that God can be found within the edifice of the scientific understanding of physics, cosmology, biology and philosophy. It is a rewarding read that asks the Big Questions which humans have pondered since the dawn of the modern human mind, including: Why and how does the universe exist? From where do the laws of physics come? How did life and mind arise from inanimate matter on Earth? Science and religion have a common interest in the answers to such questions, yet many scientists and believers have been at odds for centuries. The author and contributors present a program for moving beyond the vastly different perspectives of reality offered by science and religion. Historical proofs for the existence of God are considered in light of the possibility that the universe may be only one in an eternal multiverse that contains an infinite number of other universes. Readers will find a modification of St. Augustine's Argument from Truth for the existence of the necessary, self-sufficient being commonly referred to as God. This book is suited to all with an interest in the crossing points of science and religion, providing much food for thought and reflection. If in the end, you cannot accede to philosophy's proofs, or theism's invitation to faith, perhaps you will nevertheless say 'yes' to the amazing universe in which we live.
Before we turn our primary attention to the doctrine of God ' s activity in the world
in light of contemporary science , then , it behoves us first to explore what kind of
a contribution philosophical reflection can make to the doctrine of God .
Author: Philip Clayton
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
It is widely believed that contemporary science has ruled out divine action in the world. Arguing that theology can and must respond to this challenge, Philip Clayton surveys the available biblical and philosophical resources. Recent work in cosmology, quantum physics, and the brain sciences offers exciting new openings for a theology of divine action. If Christian theism is to make use of these opportunities, says Clayton, it must place a greater stress on divine immanence. In response to this challenge, Clayton defends the doctrine of panentheism, the view that the world is in some sense "within" God although God also transcends the world. God and Contemporary Science offers the first book-length defense of panentheism as a viable option within traditional Christian theology. Clayton first defends a "postfoundationalist" model of theology that is concerned more with the coherence of Christian belief than with rational obligation or proof. He makes the case that the Old and New Testament theologies do not stand opposed to panentheism but actually support it at a number of points. He then outlines the philosophical strengths of a panentheistic view of God's relation to the world and God's activity in the world. The remainder of the book applies this theological position to recent scientific developments: theories of the origin of the universe; quantum mechanics, or the physics of the very small; the debate about miracles; and neuroscientific theories of human thought.
Without God, how can we have hope or make sense of such a broken world?
Author: Zachary Broom
Publisher: Independently Published
Without God, how can we have hope or make sense of such a broken world? Skeptics believe we don't need God to understand reality, and that science and reason hold the keys to building a better world. Faith is blind, and there is no credible evidence for God's existence--especially the God of the Bible. Science and religious belief are incompatible, and God is no longer relevant to our modern world.By engaging with popular atheists and skeptics, both new and old, as well as many of Christianity's most brilliant writers, pastor and author Zachary Broom writes of how God is just as relevant to understanding the world as He's ever been. Not only is there powerful evidence for God's existence, but without Him, we cannot make sense of human experience.If there is no God, most of what we intuitively believe about reality cannot be trusted, as God is the source of all meaning, rationality, truth, beauty, and goodness. Instead of setting out to "prove" God's existence, Broom carefully and seriously engages skeptic's doubts, relying on philosophy, science, literature, reasoning, and real-life conversations, challenging readers to believe the better worldview--the worldview that best explains reality as we know it.
“If I were addressed by faith,” he concludes, “I would abandon my vocation as a
philosopher.” In this scenario, Being can never be a predicate of God. And the God of faith has no real role in a philosophy of Being.” 2 Nothing could be more ...
Author: B.E. Babich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This richly textured book bridges analytic and hermeneutic and phenomenological philosophy of science. It features unique resources for students of the philosophy and history of quantum mechanics and the Copenhagen Interpretation, cognitive theory and the psychology of perception, the history and philosophy of art, and the pragmatic and historical relationships between religion and science.
BB: As indicated earlier, god or gods are presumed to be good, kind, and caring.
Itisas if humans extended parental care to the gods. As children, most of us were
cared for by parents who satisfied our needs. Hence, as adults we are looking ...
Author: Yemant and Friends
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Plain Talk about Us and Our Dealings with the Creator of Everything Most of us have never bothered to find out why we believe what we believe. That’s especially true for our thoughts and convictions about religion. Perhaps we were otherwise too engaged. Perhaps we simply adopted what our elders and peers appeared to believe. Whatever the case, isn’t it time for us all to examine matters of religiosity more carefully? At least we—a bunch of retired professors, no longer absorbed by professional duties—thought the time had come to ponder why we had taken so much for granted. No, we did not see the need to dive yet deeper into ancient scriptures to find the ultimate truth. We focused, instead, on universal convictions. Why, for instance, do humans around the globe believe in creator gods? Why do they envision kind gods who turn nasty on occasion? And why do most people believe that the gods watch and judge every single one of us, discern merit, and then set our fortunes? Can we really converse with the gods and, if need be, bribe them with good deeds and sacrifices? And finally, why are the gods inclined to grant us life after death? If so, why do we have choices between various forms of self-continuance and recurrent physical existence in other organisms? Given that some religions proclaim resurrection with retained identity whereas others propose alternating reincarnation, how can such discrepant projections be equally true? But we also examine the behavioral implications of adherence to a religion. Could it be that devotion to a creed empowers in rendering hope, confidence, and contentment? And could such reactivity squelch fear, inspire happiness, and ultimately elevate health and longevity? In these terms, how would those fare who fail to enlist the help of supernatural forces? Is it conceivable that humanity would be better off with religiosity than with secularism in which each individual determines what is good or bad for him or her, what for their communities, and what for the world at large?
(Penguin, 2007) Davies, Paul: The Mind of God: Science and the Search for
Ultimate Meaning (Penguin, 1993) Dawkins, Richard: The Blind Watchmaker (
Penguin, 1991) Dawkins, Richard: The Extended Phenotype (OUP, 1999)
Author: Mark Silversides
Publisher: Sacristy Press
This book carefully examines the claims made by the followers and promoters of both atheism and religion in a rational and engaging way.
8 Incarnation and Historical Science Having shown the compatibility of theology
and natural science , I now move in this chapter toward the integration of
theology and social science . Of course , such integration , along the suggested
lines of ...
Author: Alan G. Padgett
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
For many today, religion and science are seen as enemies battling for human hearts and minds. In this new book Alan Padgett shows that they can and should work together in developing a worldview that is at once spiritually meaningful and scientifically sound. Pursuing a perspective that he calls the "mutuality model," Padgett highlights the contributions that both religion and science make to a full understanding of the world and our place in it. He argues convincingly that the natural sciences and theology can rationally influence each other without giving up their important distinctives and methods. The book explores the nature of informal reason and worldviews, the character of theology as a spiritual and academic discipline, and the question of what counts as natural science. Along the way, Padgett discusses such topics as thermodynamics, time, resurrection, and the historical Jesus as examples of the powerful model that he is developing.
Scientific Naturalism and Its Challenge to the Christian Faith Larry S. Chapp ... of
the interface between Christian faith and the rise of science, is, at least in part, the
result of changes in the theology of God that began in the medieval world.
Author: Larry S. Chapp
Publisher: A&C Black
Larry Chapp develops a true "theology of nature" that begins and ends with strictly confessional Christian warrants. He begins by showing how modern naturalism arose out of a theological matrix and how it lost its way specifically as naturalism as soon as it rejected that theological matrix. Indeed, modern naturalism is not so much a-theological as it is a rival theology to that of the Church. All claims of ultimacy, including those of natural science, have inherently theological orientations embedded within them - however unconsciously. Therefore, what confronts us in the modern world is not so much a choice between a non-theological naturalism and a theological naturalism. Rather, what confronts us is a choice between two rival theologies - one agnostic and a-theistic in its implications while the other is revelocentric and Christian.