Science and Faith: What is the Problem?

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A physicist and a theologian explore the limits of science and the challenge of faith in God in a postmodern world. A resource book for senior students, teachers and anyone who cares about the future of the planet and how we live on it.
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by Richard A. Prideaux & Anthony R. Pepper

A physicist and a theologian explore the limits of science and the challenge of faith in God in a postmodern world. A resource book for senior students, teachers and anyone who cares about the future of the planet and how we live on it.

The two authors tackle the vitally important area of science and religion and provide a valuable overview and useful guide. They tell the stories, clarify the issues, fi ll the gaps, provide the background and correct common mistakes.

“The book provides a good balance of breadth of subject and depth of understanding. Written for non-specialist readers, this book will challenge all who read it to think through these issues more deeply.”

Canon Dr Peter Adam, Vicar Emeritus St Jude’s Anglican Church, Carlton; formerly Principal Ridley Melbourne

About the Authors:

Anthony Pepper, BSc, PhD, Dip.Ed, a foundational PhD candidate at Monash University, Clayton, taught Physics at Malawi and Waikato (NZ) Universities and later in a number of Catholic and Independent Schools in Victoria. He has published in scientific and educational journals and always maintained a keen interest in moral and religious issues, challenging both students and teachers about the way we think, learn and live. After his retirement and until his death in 2011, Tony developed an ecologically sustainable small farm in Gippsland.

Richard Prideaux, BA Dip.Ed, ThL (Hons) BD (London, Hons) MA, has a passion for History and Philosophy of Science, Literature and Theology. He was Head of Religious Studies at Ivanhoe Grammar School, Victoria, then spent 14 years as Principal of St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School, Warragul where his conversation with Tony Pepper began. Richard is currently Campus Principal of Beaconhills College, Pakenham, has been Chairman of Council at Ridley Melbourne, and is a Fellow of ISCAST. Richard agrees with Einstein, that science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.

254 pages softcover

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