There Is A God

Author : Antony Flew
ISBN : 9780061758171
Genre : Religion
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In one of the biggest religion news stories of the new millennium, the Associated Press announced that Professor Antony Flew, the world's leading atheist, now believes in God. Flew is a pioneer for modern atheism. His famous paper, Theology and Falsification, was first presented at a meeting of the Oxford Socratic Club chaired by C. S. Lewis and went on to become the most widely reprinted philosophical publication of the last five decades. Flew earned his fame by arguing that one should presuppose atheism until evidence of a God surfaces. He now believes that such evidence exists, and There Is a God chronicles his journey from staunch atheism to believer. For the first time, this book will present a detailed and fascinating account of Flew's riveting decision to revoke his previous beliefs and argue for the existence of God. Ever since Flew's announcement, there has been great debate among atheists and believers alike about what exactly this "conversion" means. There Is a God will finally put this debate to rest. This is a story of a brilliant mind and reasoned thinker, and where his lifelong intellectual pursuit eventually led him: belief in God as designer.
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Wake Up Wake Up The Testimony Of A Layman

Author : Thomas W. Balderston
ISBN : 9781607994923
Genre : Religion
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"Wake Up! Wake Up! The Testimony of a Layman" is the account of author Thomas Balderston's struggle with faith and his attempt to alert readers to the world and the opportunities the Triune God has made possible. The author's GPS, containing many strategic dots-that, when connected, opened his eyes to the truth-was the Word. The resurrection was the highest peak on the many mountains he crossed. "The Testimony of a Layman" is the honest chronicle of how one man's heart and mind were opened. Take a ride with the author; the scenery may be enough to remind readers that even with pain, there is beauty and love inside and outside their windows.
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Did The Resurrection Happen

Author : Gary R. Habermas
ISBN : 9780830837182
Genre : Religion
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This book presents the full content of the third and final debate between philosopher Antony Flew--who was, until 2004, one of the world's most prominent atheists--and Christian philosopher Gary Habermas. Included as well are transcripts of the Q & A session with the audience afterward, a 2004 conversation between Habermas and Flew shortly after Flew's much-publicized change of position to theism, as well as editor David Baggett's assessment and analysis of the full history of Habermas and Flew's interactions.
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Der Entzauberte Regenbogen

Author : Richard Dawkins
ISBN : 3499624656
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Ein Regenbogen ist in all seiner Schönheit zweifellos ein beeindruckendes, romantisches Phänomen. Wird der poetische Charakter dieser Naturerscheinung kaputtgemacht, wenn ein Wissenschaftler wie Newton daherkommt und erklärt, dass man es hier mit der Zerlegung von Sonnenlicht in einzelne Spektralfarben zu tun hat? Nein, meint der Autor. Vielmehr zeigt er in diesem hochinteressanten Buch, dass das Vorurteil von der kaltherzigen Wissenschaft unbegründet ist, ja dass das Wunderbare unserer Welt sich gerade dann offenbart, wenn es der Wissenschaft gelingt, komplexe Geheimnisse und damit die Wunder der Natur zu entschlüsseln. Sinnvolle Metaphern und Analogien, die die Fantasie beflügeln und zu über das bloße Verstehen weit hinausreichenden Bildern werden, führen zu einer Poesie in der Naturwissenschaft. Aberglaube und Geschäftemacherei mit Mystizismus prangert er hingegen an, ebenso die für die Wissenschaft schädliche "schlechte poetische Wissenschaft", zu der er übrigens interessante Beispiele aus seinem Fachgebiet, der Evolutionsforschung, anführt. (2)

Dictionary Of Christianity And Science

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ISBN : 9780310496069
Genre : Religion
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The Dictionary of Christianity and Science provides, in one volume, entries on over 450 key terms, theories, individuals, movements, and debates at the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary science. In addition, because certain topics such as the age of the Earth and the historicity of Adam and Eve provoke disagreement among Christians, the dictionary includes “Counterpoints”-like essays that advocate for the views most commonly held among evangelicals. Representatives of leading perspectives present their arguments vigorously but respectfully in these advocacy essays, allowing readers to compare options and draw their own conclusions. The dictionary is also fully cross-referenced and entries include references and recommendation for further reading. Edited by Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, and Michael G. Strauss, the Dictionary of Christianity and Science features a top-notch lineup of over 140 contributors in the fields of biblical studies, theology, philosophy, history, and various sciences. A unique reference work, it will be useful for scholars, pastors, students, and any Christian wanting to better understand the most relevant issues and ideas at the intersection of Christian faith and science.
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Christ Connection

Author : Roy Abraham Varghese
ISBN : 9781557258397
Genre : Religion
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In The Christ Connection noted apologist Varghese (There Is a God, co-written with atheist-turned-Christian philosopher, Antony Flew) offers a comprehensive and compelling formulation of the monumental discovery that Jesus of Nazareth is God and man, Messiah and Savior. The book explores: · The pre-Christian religions – from native peoples to Egyptians and ancient Judaism – pointing the way to the Messiah to come · Jesus as a phenomenon unique in human history · The Christ connection as a rendezvous of the religions · Fifteen grounds that lead us to affirm Jesus as God and man and Savior · The foundations of the doctrine of the Trinity in human experience.
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The Bible And Science

Author : Vincent Smiles
ISBN : 0814680062
Genre : Religion
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Confusing paradox surrounds the Bible. Some look to it as the definition of reality and deny science; others see science alone as the arbiter of truth and deny the Bible. Both extremes are merely symptoms of a still wider debate on the place of ancient spiritual wisdom in a science-dominated world. Following the Reformation and Enlightenment, the Western world gained great power but lost its spiritual bearings. This book draws on numerous sources, ancient and modern, to examine what the missteps were that have brought us to a point of such confusion, and in doing so argues cogently against the modern philosophy of scientific materialism. With the aid of biblical stories and imagery it suggests how we might find our way back to balance, where ancient wisdom and modern science can together shed light on humans and their encompassing reality. Vincent Smiles is professor of theology at Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota.
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Test Everything

Author : Cardinal George Pell
ISBN : 9781586179922
Genre : Religion
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“Test everything; hold fast to what is good; abstain from evil.’’ 1 Thessalonians 5:21 The renowned Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, recently appointed by Pope Francis as Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy at the Vatican, challenges readers with St. Paul’s words in these powerful reflections to consider some of the "ultimate" questions that confront us all: Why are we here? What is the purpose of life, amidst suffering and death? What is the good we should hold onto, and the evil to abstain from? Reaching out to youth, as well as people of all ages, faiths, and experiences, and using an engaging style mixed with a keen 'Aussie' wit--"rooster today, feather duster tomorrow"- -Cardinal Pell writes as a seasoned story-teller, expert historian, insightful scholar, patriot par excellence, and outstanding Churchman. His advice to all is credible, practical, necessary, and helpful: "Search for genuine love and service"; "Do not follow the crowd"; "Reject evil,"; and most importantly, "Remember to pray." He reminds Christians that "Every lover must be a fighter . . . We know that evil will triumph if good people do nothing." To those harboring doubts or tempted to disbelief he brings steadfast encouragement: "The Christian vision does not deceive: if it comes slowly, wait, for it will come without fail." Among the many interesting topics he discusses are: Mystery of the Trinity; Old Testament Prophets; Jesus Christ, Our Redeemer; Triumph of the Cross; Meaning of Suffering; The Eucharist: Heart of our Faith; Praying the Psalms; Faith and Science; Love and Life; Mary, Mother of God; Christians in Public Life; The Papacy; Saints and Martyrs; Humanae Vitae, and much more. Cardinal Pell's overall message points us to the Cross of Christ as the unique and final measure of what it means to be human, and thus holy.Cardinal Pell, modern man of faith, vision and action, inspires readers with St. Paul to go deeper and to "Test Everything, Hold Fast to What Is Good."
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Strugglebook A Logical Search For The Truth Of God

Author : Robert Thornborough
ISBN : 9781439202456
Genre : Religion
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"Strugglebook: A Logical Search for the Truth of GOD" explores the probability for the existence of God based primarily on the logic derived from science. While it addresses issues applicable to theology, it is not a theological work. There are literally hundreds of books on this subject, most detailing a standard set of arguments. This book follows that pattern for the first part but then extends itself into a series of coalescing arguments built on the latest science, all of which results in a unique presentation on the subject. Forming a conclusion respecting the reality of God on something as cold as logic is contrary to approaches generally considered acceptable to religious organizations that favor perhaps more ephemeral means based on redemption and faith. Those approaches based on other than logic have proven very successful for many individuals. That notwithstanding, the author is representative of that very large group of people who live in environments replete with corporate missions, budget building and spreadsheets, strength, weakness, opportunity and threat exercises, performance yields, compensation management, management by objective, measuring outcomes, and mini-MBA courses. The resulting objectivity built through vocation, results for many individuals, including the author, in a need to question the rationale behind faith and God. This book is the record of a search for the reality of God consistent with satisfying the needs dictated by the logic often demanded by the modern mind. Do world and personal events result in a questioning of your faith? Do you wonder about a God that could allow 9/11 or the deaths of tens of thousands in a cyclone? Have you watched as someone you love suffers, and as a result, questioned the very existence of God? Have the truths of modern science served to displace your belief in God? Does your working life consumed with spreadsheets, schedules, logical analysis, objectives, investment returns, getting the job done on time, and all the other appendages of working life impose an atmosphere that works against belief in God? Do you feel unsure about sharing your beliefs with others because you may be ridiculed? Have you been exposed to the views of Richard Dawkins through his book The God Delusion, or other well known atheists who attempt seemingly with some success to use science to prove God doesn't exist and in so doing, relegate your beliefs as unworthy? These questions and situations imposed themselves on the author of this book, an educator and computer application designer who decided to take a year out of his life and find the answers. This book chronicles his search for the truth of God. Calling on history and using the very latest scientific knowledge, coupled with related philosophy, and sometimes delivered somewhat irreverently, the book delves into the issues, presenting positive and dissenting views respecting the existence of God and then argues the case from the data presented. The reader shares the full rationale for decisions made.
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The God Solution

Author : Ian Stott
ISBN : 9781483640303
Genre : Religion
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Ian Stott was born in Moseley, Birmingham, in 1946 and became a travelling evangelist in 1986, with his Gospel band ‘After the Fall’, performing in prisons, remand homes, pubs, clubs, church halls, carnivals, fetes, festivals, handicapped homes and colleges all around the United Kingdom. After writing ‘Touching Glory’ as the title song for the 1994 Cross Rhythms Festival in Devon, Ian and the band received a record distribution deal with Kingsway Music. He wrote the songs for two more albums, and the band continued its evangelistic work for eleven years. Ian has studied Bible Prophecy for thirty years and is now a full-time musician, working as a tribute act in the UK and worldwide. He has had songs and poems published during this period. ‘After the Fall’, the band, played their last show in 1997 on stage at Dudley Castle, Birmingham, live on Sky TV. Ian Stott is a layman, representing every man and brings a refreshing perspective to apologetics, with a dash of humour. He has a desire to reach people who know nothing about the Bible or what it contains. This book is a direct reply to militant atheism and The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. Atheism is growing and making much noise and needs a Christian answer. The author brings everything together in one place with amazing clarity and startling revelation – the evidence for God, the weakness of the argument for atheism and evolution, secret societies, Bible prophecy and the deception, misinformation and corruption of the shadow governments and leading players of this world. The world needs information that is intelligible to the man in the street, who only ever hears one side of the argument. The God Solution contains that information.
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