SCIENCE AND FAITH: Towards a Theological Understanding of Nature by Eric C. Rust

SCIENCE AND FAITH: Towards a Theological Understanding of Nature

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The problem of the relation of Science and Religion has come into prominence again today as the consequence of rapid and radical developments within science itself and in corresponding aspects of theological thinking. Professor Rust, of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, addresses himself to the problem with considerable command of the relevant literature in science, philosophy, psychology and Christian theology. Although he insists early in his argument that the Church has the right to ""intervene"" when scientists go beyond their ""field"" of examining aspects of the world and seek to ""interpret"" the world observed, the author later seems to take the position that the borderline between science and religion is by no means clean-cut. Observation and interpretation, experiment and revelation can be discerned in both. Tillich, Polanyi, and other writers in the field are drawn upon for support of the argument. A lucid exposition, with the apologetic tone kept in control. For scholars, clergy, students, and advanced lay readers.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1967
Publisher: Oxford