THE CHRISTIAN MESSAGE IN A SCIENTIFIC AGE by

THE CHRISTIAN MESSAGE IN A SCIENTIFIC AGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a vague way many modern Christians are coming to feel that in this scientific age Christianity need no longer be on the defensive, if only because a more humble science seems to acknowledge a mystery in the universe that religion has always felt was there. But Dr. Albert N. Wells, one time scientist and now Presbyterian minister in Laurinburg, North Carolina, is not content to leave it there. Recognizing that there is now for the most part in open hostility between science and religion, he sees that there is an opportunity for a more positive between them. Quite at home with both the vocabulary of science, and its modern concepts, his thesis is that the whole Christian message makes sense when presented and understood within the context of natural science. True religion has no reason to shrink from true and honest inquiry in any field, including the Bible and religious experience, for the same events can be explored and understood both scientifically and theologically. One asks the question ""How""?; the other ""why""? In every realm God is working his purpose out, and the disciplines of both mind and heart are necessary even to begin to comprehend the mysteries before which all must stand in awe. Not only scientists and clergy will find this helpful; the average lay person will derive satisfaction from this clear exposition of the greatest challenge of our time, -- how to present the Christian message so that it is truly relevant to our expanding universe.

Publisher: John Knox Press