From World to God?

or, New Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

By Richard L. Sturch

From World to God?

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  • ISBN: 9781556350535
  • Pages: 152
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
Web Price: $16.80

From World to God?

or, New Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

By Richard L. Sturch

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  • ISBN: 9781556350535
  • Pages: 152
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80

About-

This book consists of a series of dialogues on the relationship between belief in God and the world of nature. One participant is a Christian who believes one can base belief in God on reason and science, one is a Christian who thinks looking for such a base is unnecessary and even undesirable, and the third is an atheist. As the argument goes back and forth, it touches on such topics as the origin of the universe, various alleged pieces of evidence for design, and the existence of laws of nature. The dialogues do not aim to "settle" anything but rather to take readers far enough into an issue to understand some of its complexities and, hopefully, to set them thinking.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"'From World to God' is a remarkably clear, fluent and engaging set of dialogues on the relationships between natural science and religion. It is up to date and informative, and covers a wide range of issues. Both fair-minded Christians and those who are not Christians feel the different forces of arguments from science, both those which seem to support their outlook and those which tend to subvert it. These dialogues capture that tension through the exchanges of the three dialogue partners. Richard Sturch has succeeded in giving each of them, Geoffrey, Leslie, and Myra, distinct intellectual and religious characters and in developing a real engagement among them. Each of the parties is well-informed and courteous, promoting not only fair-minded debate, but conveying a model of what such intellectual exchanges ought to be like. There is a complete absence of posturing or name-calling.
The dialogues do not aim to 'settle' anything, but each of them takes the reader far enough into an issue both to offer a taste of its complexities and to raise in his or her mind much food for thought. In view of this the dialogues would be an ideal book for giving a sixth former who is interested in these issues, or for using in Religious Studies teaching, or in discussion groups of Christians. The text is enhanced by suggestions for further reading.
I warmly recommend the book."
--Paul Helm of King's College, London, and Regent College, Vancouver

Contributors-

Richard L. Sturch

Bio(s)-

Richard Sturch is a former rector of Islip, Oxfordshire, England, and a former senior lecturer in religion and philosophy at the University of Nigeria and at the London School of Theology. He is the author of 'The New Deism' (1990), 'The Word and the Christ' (1991), and 'Four Christian Fantasists' (2001).

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