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Barr, Stephen M. 1953-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 33 publications in 4 languages and 2,003 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BL265.P4, 291.175
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Most widely held works by Stephen M Barr
Modern physics and ancient faith by Stephen M Barr( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A considerable amount of public debate and media print has been devoted to the "war between science and religion". In his accessible and readable book, Stephen M. Barr demonstrates that what is really at war with religion is not science itself, but a philosophy called scientific materialism. This book argues that the great discoveries of modern physics are more compatible with the central teachings of Christianity and Judaism about God, the cosmos and the human soul than with the atheistic viewpoint of scientific materialism. Scientific discoveries from the time of Copernicus to the beginning of the 20th century have led many thoughtful people to the conclusion that the universe has no cause or purpose, that the human race is an accidental by-product of blind material forces, and that the ultimate reality is matter itself. Barr contends that the revolutionary discoveries of the 20th century run counter to this line of thought. He uses five of these discoveries--the Big Bang theory, unified field theories, anthropic coincidences, Godel's Theorem in mathematics, and quantum theory--to cast serious doubt on the materialist's view of the world and to give greater credence to Judeo-Christian claims about God and the universe. Written in clear language, Barr's rigorous and fair text explains modern physics to general readers without oversimplification. Using the insights of modern physics, he reveals that modern scientific discoveries and religious faith are deeply consonant
The believing scientist : essays on science and religion by Stephen M Barr( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elegant writings by a cutting-edge research scientist defending traditional theological and philosophical positions. Both an accomplished theoretical physicist and a faithful Catholic, Stephen Barr in this book addresses a wide range of questions about the relationship between science and religion, providing a beautiful picture of how they can coexist in harmony. In his first essay, "Retelling the Story of Science," Barr challenges the widely held idea that there is an inherent conflict between science and religion. He goes on to analyze such topics as the quantum creation of universes from nothing, the multiverse, the Intelligent Design movement, and the implications of neuroscience for the reality of the soul. Including reviews of highly influential books by such figures as Edward O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Jay Gould, Francis S. Collins, Michael Behe, and Thomas Nagel, The Believing Scientisthelpfully engages pressing questions that often vex religious believers who wish to engage with the world of science. - from publisher
A student's guide to natural science by Stephen M Barr( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ISI Guides to the Major Disciplines are reader-friendly introductions to the most important fields of knowledge in the liberal arts. Written by leading scholars for both students and the general public, they will be appreciated by anyone desiring a reliable and informative tour of important subject matter. Each title offers an historical overview of a particular discipline, explains the central ideas of each subject, and evaluates the works of thinkers whose ideas have shaped our world. They will aid students seeking to make better decisions about their course of study as well as general readers who wish to supplement their education. All who treasure the world of ideas and liberal learning will be motivated by these original and stimulating
Science and religion : the myth of conflict by Stephen M Barr( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity and the deep order of the universe by Stephen M Barr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern physics and ancient faith by Stephen M Barr( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A considerable amount of public debate and media print has been devoted to the "war between science and religion." In [this book, the author] demonstrates that what is really at war with religion is not science itself, but a philosophy called scientific materialism. [The book] argues that the great discoveries of modern physics are more compatible with the central teachings of Christianity and Judaism about God, the cosmos, and the human soul than with the atheistic viewpoint of scientific materialism. Scientific discoveries from the time of Copernicus to the beginning of the twentieth century have led many thoughtful people to the conclusion that the universe has no cause or purpose, that the human race is an accidental by-product of blind material forces, and that the ultimate reality is matter itself. [The author] contends that the revolutionary discoveries of the twentieth century run counter to this line of thought. He uses five of these discoveries the Big Bang theory, unified field theories, anthropic coincidences, Godel's Theorem in mathematics, and quantum theory to cast serious doubt on the materialist's view of the world and to give greater credence to Judeo-Christian claims about God and the universe. [The book is] for the non-physicist or non-mathematician and will appeal to anyone interested in science and religion.-Dust jacket
Duše a její nepřátelé : jak čelit materialistům - křesťanským i těm ostatním by Stephen M Barr( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution, Darwin and catholic belief by Stephen M Barr( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God, time, the "first cause", and natural causes by Stephen M Barr( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rossypi golovolomok by Stephen Barr( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Evolution from a Catholic perspective by Stephen M Barr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Natural approximate lepton symmetries by Stephen M Barr( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mars Hill audio journal : May/June 2003( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Modern physics and ancient faith
Alternative Names
Barr, Stephen

Stephen Barr American physicist

Stephen Barr físico estadounidense

Languages
English (29)

Russian (1)

Polish (1)

Czech (1)

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A student's guide to natural science