Science and Christianity:
Foundations and Frameworks for Moving Forward in Faith
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.