The Believing Scientist

Essays on Science and Religion

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Stephen M. Barr
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    , November
     208 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Elegant writings by a cutting-edge research scientist defending traditional theological and philosophical positions

Both an accomplished theoretical physicist and a faithful Catholic, Stephen Barr in this book addresses a wide range of questions about the relationship between science and religion, providing a beautiful picture of how they can coexist in harmony.

In his first essay, "Retelling the Story of Science," Barr challenges the widely held idea that there is an inherent conflict between science and religion. He goes on to analyze such topics as the quantum creation of universes from nothing, the multiverse, the Intelligent Design movement, and the implications of neuroscience for the reality of the soul.

Including reviews of highly influential books by such figures as Edward O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Jay Gould, Francis S. Collins, Michael Behe, and Thomas Nagel, The Believing Scientist helpfully engages pressing questions that often vex religious believers who wish to engage with the world of science.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Stephen M. Barr is Professor of theoretical particle physics at the University of Delaware, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a member of the Academy of Catholic Theology. He is also the author of Modern Physics and Ancient Faith.


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