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The beginning of all things : science and religion

Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on beginnings - the beginnings of time, of the world, of man, of human will - Kung deals with an array of scientific precepts and teachings. From a unified field theory to quantum physics to the Big Bang to the theory of relativity - even superstring and chaos theories - he examines all of the theories regarding the beginning of the universe and life (of all kinds) in that universe."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Küng
ISBN: 9780802807632 0802807631
OCLC Number: 84152848
Description: xiv, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The riddle of reality --
A physical description of the beginning --
What holds the World together in its innermost being? --
The dispute about the foundations of mathematics --
The inadequacies of positivism --
The questionability of reality --
Science and theology : different perspectives --
The question of the beginning of beginnings --
Science blocked by the critique of religion? --
Where do the constants in nature come from? --
Reactions to the cosmic fine-tuning --
Why isn't there nothing? --
The beginning as the beginning of a becoming --
Theological defense --
Evolution with or without God? --
How are we to think of God? --
Bible and creation --
The testimony of faith to the ultimate origin. How long has there been life? --
How did life arise? --
Chance or necessity? --
Why a universe that is friendly to life? --
Miracle --
How are we to think of God's activity? --
The physical development of human beings --
The psychological development of human beings --
Brain and mind --
The limits of brain research --
The beginnings of the human ethic --
The end of all things.
Other Titles: Anfang aller Dinge.
Responsibility: Hans Küng ; translated by John Bowden.
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"Focusing on beginnings - the beginnings of time, of the world, of man, of human will - Kung deals with an array of scientific precepts and teachings. From a unified field theory to quantum physics to the Big Bang to the theory of relativity - even superstring and chaos theories - he examines all of the theories regarding the beginning of the universe and life (of all kinds) in that universe."--Jacket.

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