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Science and Christianity:  Foundations and Frameworks for Moving Forward in Faith by Tim Reddish

  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1498296041
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers (September 21, 2016)
  • Publication Date: September 21, 2016

From my own review on Amazon.com:

Books on the supposed conflict between science and the Christian faith abound. All too often, their authors are steeped in one discipline, and wish to cast doubt on the logic and integrity of the other. Such authors can be loud and brassy, that to my mind barely hides their partisan, and at times, ineffective arguments.

It is refreshing to come across a book like "Science and Christianity" by Tim Reddish that highlights the underlying affinity and relationship between science and the Christian faith. This book is particularly effective in that the author is familiar with both scientific and Christian circles, having enjoyed an academic career as a professor in physics and is now a minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Although some familiarity with the history and philosophy of science is helpful to enjoy this book, the author writes at a level that most people interested in the subject would enjoy. As a minister myself, I found this book one of the more enjoyable and applicable books on the subject I’ve read in quite some time. I particularly liked the chapter on “Order, Chance and Necessity.” Most importantly, the author suggests ways to discern how science and the Christian faith enrich one another, providing a way forward in dialogue and understanding of faith and the world around us that is productive, and far less contentious. I highly recommend this book.

Note:  Tim is a personal friend and colleague.  He is now the minister at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Amherstburg.