The Myth of an Anti-Science Church

Galileo, Darwin, Teilhard, Hawking, Dawkins

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Gerard M. Verschuuren
  • Brooklyn, NY: 
    Angelico
    , January
     2019.
     236 pages.
     $23.51.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781621384267.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

In this outstanding work, geneticist and philosopher of science Gerard Verschuuren responds to the popular myth that the Catholic Church is “anti-science.” Clearly distinguishing between research and ideology, he probes the scientific discoveries and the non-scientific convictions of five major (and controversial) figures: Galileo Galilei, Charles Darwin, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Stephen Hawking, and Richard Dawkins. His well-researched analysis and precise conclusions show that whereas the Catholic Church stood in substantial agreement with the scientific discoveries of each, it had good reason to disagree with their unsubstantiated and frequently self-refutational ideological assertions.

This book will prove an invaluable resource for those confused by the cultural myth of an “anti-science Church,” as also for high school and university students seeking the truth about science, philosophy, and faith—which are shown to dovetail felicitously when understood through the methodological lens appropriate to each.

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

Gerard M. Verschuuren is a human geneticist with a doctorate in the philosophy of science. He has studied and worked at universities in Europe and the United States. Currently semi-retired, he spends most of his time as a writer, speaker, and consultant on the interface of science and religion, faith and reason. His most recent books from Angelico Press are: Life’s Journey—A Guide from Conception to Growing Up, Growing Old, and Natural DeathAquinas and Modern Science—A New Synthesis of Faith and Reason; and The Myth of an Anti-Science Church—Galileo, Darwin, Teilhard, Hawking, Dawkins.

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