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Creation and the World of Science: The Re-Shaping of Belief by Arthur Peacocke

By Arthur Peacocke

Arthur Peacocke's 1978 Bampton Lectures have been released as production and the area of technological know-how, a key paintings in starting up the explosion of curiosity within the relation of faith and theology to the sciences. This new reprinting, with a different complement mentioning to this point the references and the exposition of the author's present perspectives, makes it on hand back either to a brand new iteration of scholars and investigators and to the broader public, as an eminently readable and available account of latest concerns within the relation of technology and religion.Arthur Peacocke's 1978 Bampton Lectures have been released as construction and the area of technology, a key paintings in starting up the explosion of curiosity within the relation of faith and theology to the sciences. This new reprinting, with a different complement citing up to now the references and the exposition of the author's present perspectives, makes it on hand back either to a brand new iteration of scholars and investigators and to the broader public, as an eminently readable and available account of latest matters within the relation of technology and faith.

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The only possible move was for God to speak his Word in revelation (which meant, in practice, through Scripture) and man accepting it in faith. For 22 D. Lack, Evolutionary Theory and Christian Belief (Methuen, London, 1957), p. 18. 14 THE TWO BOOKS Earth and his followers, the doctrine of creation was an article of faith: it was not knowledge which a man might procure for himself or which would ever be accessible to observation or logic, with respect to which man has no uncorrupted faculty or facility.

THE TWO BOOKS 15 (z) Changes in science. Thus, scientists have cause today to look back with nostalgia to the palmy days often or more years ago when they were assigned a role by society comparable only with that of the medieval priest. They not only had sources of knowledge and power not available to the ordinary person, they were not only supposed to 'deliver the goods', but they were also listened to with respect, and even awe, when they pronounced on non-scientific matters. Even the scientist not given to such pronouncements was flattered by this adulation —and not unwillingly accepted the research grants accorded to him by a grateful society!

I, Serial No. 7), p. 11; republished as Ecology and Human Need (Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1975). ""Genesis i: 10, 12, 18, 21, 85, 31 (AV). 21 See Appendix B to Lecture VII (pp. 364-6) for further discussion of this ambiguous term. ' and went on to list a number of suitable topics. By this time natural theology had become completely identified with the 'argument from design', which tended to be exemplified, by some, at least, of these authors, by showing how thoughtfully everything had been arranged for the comfort of the world's inhabitants, and notably for Englishmen!

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