science Christian Apologetics Books
A Matter of Days
How long were the creation days of Genesis hours or epochs? Does belief in an old earth equate to belief in evolution? Was there any kind of death before the Fall? The length of the creation days in Genesis sparks a storm of controversy. At the core of the debate, where lighting strikes and thunder roars, lie key questions whose answers promise hope for resolution. In A Matter of Days, author and astronomer Hugh Ross addresses these questions and explores how the creation-day controversy developed. History, theology, science, and Scripture reveal creation's big picture. About the updated edition: In the 10 years since A Matter of Days first publication, the scientific and theological case for a Creator has grown exponentially. This expanded second edition, with over 50 pages of new content, extends beyond simply addressing creation-day challenges. Hugh Ross demonstrates how sound, gracious apologetics can remove obstacles to faith in Christ and help bring reconciliation in the church. This book is designed to turn arguments into conversations and to equip believers to defend their faith with gentleness and respect.
Beyond the Cosmos
Ross (Creation and Time, NavPr., 1994) offers a variation on the argument proving the existence of God. He first examines the implications of the newest discoveries in quantum and particle physics that demonstrate the existence of more than four dimensions. Building also on Einstein's general and special theories of relativity, the author shows that science can not only point the way to the existence of the Creator but can also show that God is and has always been able to operate in all the universe's possible dimensions. Ross applies this extra-dimensionality of God to explain the apparent paradoxes of several theological doctrines (e.g., the Incarnation, the Trinity, free will and predestination, etc.). His blending of theology and science seeks to address the claim made by Paul Davies in his God and the New Physics (1984) that modern science provides a more convincing proof of God's existence than religion. But he weakens his argument by trying to interpret scripture in terms of science. A more successful response to this claim is found in Science, Technology and Religious Ideas (Univ. Pr. of America, 1994), which acknowledges the integrity of each methodology.
Who made God? Searching for a theory of everything
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, says Who made God? deals with complex subjects 'in a palatable form'. A book by a distinguished scientist about the existence of God, with chapter headings like 'Steam engine to the stars' and 'The tidy pachyderm' has to be different. It is. Dr Andrews shows that the concept of the 'hypothesis of God' towers above the barren landscape of atheism and despair. 'As a distinguished scientist, Professor Edgar Andrews is well qualified to counter the current attempts to airbrush God out of existence - and does so with intelligent and infectious enthusiasm. Richard Dawkins' The God delusion is an obvious target and he expertly dismantles its atheistic claims, reducing them to rubble with a lightness of touch I had never before come across in a book of this kind. I know of nothing quite like it.'
Science & Faith Friends or Foes?
C. John Collins
Many believers worry that science undermines the Christian faith. Instead of fearing scientific discovery, Jack Collins believes that Christians should delight in the natural world and study it. God's truth will stand against any challenge and will enrich the very scientific studies that we fear. Collins first defines faith and science, shows their relation, and explains what claims each has concerning truth. Then he applies the biblical teaching on creation to the topics of "conflict" between faith and science, including the age of the earth, evolution, and miracles. He considers what it means to live in a created world. This book is for anyone looking for a Christian engagement with science without technical jargon.