Science and Faith in Dialogue presents a cogent, compelling case for concordance between science and theism. The term theism refers, in this book, to the belief in God’s existence. Within theology, the term theism is often used to convey a range of presuppositions about the nature and attributes of God. Based on scientific and natural theological perspectives, two pillars of natural theology are revisited: the Cosmological Argument and the Argument from Design. The book argues that modern science provides undeniable evidence and a scientific basis for these classical arguments to infer a rationally justifiable endorsement of theism as being concordant with reason and science – nature is seen as operating orderly on comprehensible, rational, consistent laws, in line with the conviction that God is Creator.
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This Science and Faith in Dialogue indeed, and liberatingly so, counts as an unusually meritorious book. I have no hesitation in ranking it among the most paramount books of the current Science and Faith dialogue spectrum. The editors’ and authors’ gigantic scientific attainments along with their emphatical, sophisticated academic acumen hold immeasurable value for scholars who aspire to think zealously, conscientiously, and ingeniously apropos the positive affirmations of theism that rank prerequisite within the context of the science–faith dialogue. It is putting forward a consistency with a stupendous volume of scientific touchstones as it jockeys to be a tour de force or even better, pièce de résistance and triumph, as an indeterminately phenomenal grandeur.
Dr Johan A. van Rooyen, Department of Systematic & Historical Theology, Faculty of Theology & Religion, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa