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A Scientific Search for Religious Truth, the result of years of research reconciling science and religion, looks at the origins and written works of each, proposing a "scientific paraphrase" to bridge the chasm between hard science and the "six days of creation" story. The author argues that religion needs to respect scientific facts--and scientists need to honor the place of religion.
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A Scientific Search for Religious Truth Jul 18, 2007
To many people, science and religion seem to be polar opposites. Atheists use scientific facts such as the Big Bang and evolution as proof that God does not exist. In reaction, many creationists refuse to even consider the findings of science. An impasse soon develops and nothing is solved.
Dr Mundt has a different perspective. He is a geologist and a Christian. Not only does he believe that science and religious belief can co-exist but he states that the two mesh well together to reinforce each other. Where science contains holes there is God and where the Biblical passages are rather obscure science fills in the details. It's a match made in Heaven.
A Scientific Search for Religious Truth was painstakingly researched and is very well presented. I would buy this book just for the historical information and summarized timelines included about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and their associated sects.
Moreover, the author's perspective is fresh. We often get so stuck in all or nothing thinking that we don't see the connections right before our eyes. Extremely informative and thought provoking.
1 star Feb 3, 2007
Reconciling science and theology has been a goal of many. Indeed, theology is referred to as the Queen of Sciences, and authors such as Lee Strobel and Phil Johnson have enriched the world with their readable, intelligent works that reconcile the Bible with credible science. However, while this is a worthy goal, not all efforts are well done. Although Dr. Mundt makes some valid points, his Pelagian, overly ecumenical treatise is riddled with errors and in the final analysis, does not support Christianity, despite its purported mission statement.