Dictionary of Christianity and Science

The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science

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Editor(s): 
Paul Copan, Tremper Longman, III, Christopher L. Reese, Michael Strauss
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Zondervan
    , April
     2017.
     $59.99.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780310496052.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

The definitive reference work on science and Christian belief

How does Christian theology relate to scientific inquiry? What are the competing philosophies of science, and do they “work” with a Christian faith based on the Bible? No reference work has covered this terrain sufficiently—until now.

Featuring the work of over 140 international contributors, the Dictionary of Christianity and Science is a deeply-researched, peer-reviewed, fair-minded work that illuminates the intersection of science and Christian belief. In one volume, you get reliable summaries and critical analyses of over 450 relevant concepts, theories, terms, movements, individuals, and debates. You will find answers to your toughest questions about faith and science, from Adam and Eve and the Age of the Earth to Evolution and String Theory.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Entries for over 450 key terms, theories, individuals, debates, and more will help you think through some of today’s most challenging topics, including climate change, evolution, bioethics, and much more
  • Essays from over 140 leading international scholars, including Francis Beckwith, Michael Behe, Darrell Bock, William Lane Craig, Hugh Ross, Craig Keener, Davis Young, John Walton, and many more
  • Multiple–view essays on controversial topics allow you to understand and compare viewpoints
  • Learn about flesh-and-blood figures who have shaped the interaction of science and religion: Augustine, Aquinas, Bacon, Darwin, and Stephen Hawking are just the beginning
  • Full cross-reference system, and entries include references and recommendations for further reading
About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of philosophy and ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to authoring many journal articles, he has written or edited over thirty books in philosophy, theology, and apologetics, including Creation Out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration, and has served as President of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have six children and live in West Palm Beach.

Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of biblical studies and the chair of the religious studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.

Christopher L. Reese is a writer, editor, and independent scholar.  He previously served as marketing manager for B&H Academic, and associate publisher at Moody Publishers.  He is cofounder of the Christian Apologetics Alliance.

Michael G. Strauss is a David Ross Boyd professor of physics at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, where he lives with his wife, Julie. He conducts research in experimental particle physics using data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. He has previously done research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and he and his collaborators have published around 1,000 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Strauss speaks at churches, schools, and universities around the world about the intersection of science and Christianity.

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