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Overview A groundbreaking cosmological study spans thirty-five years and journeys from MIT to Jerusalem in search of the link between the biblical account of creation and scientific theory on the origins of the universe
Publishers Description A groundbreaking cosmological study spans thirty-five years and journeys from MIT to Jerusalem in search of the link between the biblical account of creation and scientific theory on the origins of the universe.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1992
ISBN 0553354132 ISBN13 9780553354133
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About the Big Bang Feb 26, 2008
This book presents a compelling argument that the events of the billions of years that cosmologists say followed the Big Band and those of the first six days described in Genesis are, in fact, one and the same----identical realities described in vastly different terms.
Using language easily understod, Dr. Schroeder reconciles the observale facts of science with the very essence of Western religion: the biblical account of Creation. I enjoyed this book very much and give it 5 stars.
Genesis and Big Bang Feb 8, 2008
I have long believed that Man's endowment with a soul by God was the "beginning." It was exciting to read and follow the logic Dr Schroeder presented that confirmed, in my mind at least, what I had come to believe. Anyone who wants to believe that the age of the universe as computed from the Bible and by science can be the same should read this book.
One of the best books out there Sep 25, 2007
Recently I have begun to study books that deal with the combination of theology and science. The reason for this is that, as I go through my seminary training, I realize that it is vitally important that I understand (as best as I can) God's creation that surrounds me. Especially when dealing with the bridge between Genesis and science. Thus when I found this book that explores the subtle nuances between Genesis 1 and 2 and science, such as the cosmology and theology of the Big Bang, God's relation to the science of relativity, among other points to ponder, I was quite happy. While I understand some of the math behind cosmology and theoretical physics, this book is easy for both the scholar of theology and science or the mere layman who wishes to understand the balance between God and science. Schroeder's work is easy to understand, comprehend, but has so much depth that you are often left breathless by the possibilities found herein the book. Schroeder is engaging, friendly, so you feel like you are sitting with him drinking a cup of tea while talking. The book is not a large book, doesn't have to be, and he doesn't waste words. You are not going to get a lot of fluff theology or science, Schroeder takes his time and makes each point poignant. I highly recommend that students of theology and/or science to pick this book up and see where it leads you-but be warned, you must have an open-mind when reading this book. If you are coming to this book with either a set presupposition (theologically speaking or scientifically speaking), then you are not going to allow yourself to learn. The only problem is that the book needs to be updated--I would like to see information on dark matter, I would like to see information on cosmic black holes, I would like to see information on the many-worlds theory. Still, a great and timely book.
Physics and cosmology for the layperson Oct 27, 2006
Dr. Schroeder enlightens readers with easily understandable wording of complex cosmological concepts. He shows that the biblical account in Genesis is in no way out of harmony with modern science. According to Galileo, the Bible has never been out of harmony with science: "The Bible teaches us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go." Many of Schroeder's books deal with physics and God; this is a good introduction to his work. I also recommend following up with "The Hidden Face of God" and "The Science of God."
Old earth creation ('day age' version), via Big Bang, inflation, Einstein's time dilation, & punctuated equilibrium Jun 12, 2006
The good: (a) easy to follow explanation of the underlying physics; (b) author got all his degrees including his two PhD's from MIT, and thus is well qualified; and (c) the book brings to light a lot of the wisdom of ancient Jewish scholars.
The bad: (a) no detailed explanation on how via Einstein's time dilation, the six 24-hour days of the Genesis account syncs with the 15 billion years given by modern cosmology; (b) no reconciliation given on the conflict of the sequence of the formation of the Earth vs. the stars [i.e., per the Bible vs. modern cosmology]; (c) no mention of the 'distant starlight' problem; and (d) no reference to the New Testament whatsoever.
The last point is understandable given that Schroeder is Jewish.
On the other hand, given that Schroeder's main thesis is that the period before the Creation is unknowable, and given on the other hand that there's a lot of New Testament references to the period before the creation of the world, Schroeder to the Christian robbed himself of what would have been a treasure trove of information.
The bottomline: it's a good read for anybody interested in the latest scientific formulation of the old earth ('day age') creation view of the Bible.