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Faith and wisdom in science

Author: Tom McLeish
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"'Can you Count the Clouds?' asks the voice of God from the whirlwind in the stunningly beautiful catalogue of nature--questions from the Old Testament Book of Job. Tom McLeish takes a scientist's reading of this ancient text as a centrepiece to make the case for science as a deeply human and ancient activity, embedded in some of the oldest stories told about human desire to understand the natural world. Drawing on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McLeish, Tom.
Faith and wisdom in science
(DLC) 2013953854
(OCoLC)857740180
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom McLeish
ISBN: 9780191007101 0191007102 1306789117 9781306789110
OCLC Number: 880353843
Description: 1 online resource (x, 284 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A clamour of voices --
What's in a name? : stories of natural philosophy, modern and ancient --
Creation, curiosity and pain: natural wisdom in the Old Testament --
Order and chaos: the comet, the storm and the earthquake --
At the summit: the Book of Job --
Creation and reconciliation: the New Testament creation narratives --
A theology of science? --
Mending our ways, sharing our science and figuring the future --
Epilogue: A parable for science.
Other Titles: Faith & wisdom in science
Responsibility: Tom McLeish.

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Takes a fresh approach to the 'science and religion' debate, taking a scientist's reading of the enigmatic and beautiful Book of Job as a centrepiece, and asking what science might ultimately be for.  Read more...

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This fine book differs radically from the numerous other works that tackle the frequently baffling debate between science and religion ... McLeish's masterly summary and exegesis is a delight, Read more...

 
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