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God's mechanics : how scientists and engineers make sense of religion

Author: Guy Consolmagno
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Gods Mechanics, Brother Guy tells the stories of those who identify with the scientific mindsetso-called techieswhile practicing religion. A full fledged techie himself, he relates some classic philosophical reflections, his interviews with dozens of fellow techies, and his own personal take on his Catholic beliefs to provide, like a set of worked out sample problems, the hard data on the challenges and joys of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Jesuit author
Named Person: Guy Consolmagno; Guy Consolmagno
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Consolmagno
ISBN: 9780787994662 0787994669
OCLC Number: 124538784
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Lord of the techies --
Why would a techie believe in God? --
How techies believe --
Where God is useful --
Good science, bad philosophy --
Why would a techie join an organized religion? --
Big science, big religion --
The functions of religion --
The dangers of organized religion --
What is the techie experience of religion? --
Talking to techies --
Listening to techies --
The rule of rules --
Why would a techie be a Christian? --
What does the truth look like? --
The root of Christianity --
A techie's contemplation on the Trinity --
The supernatural in nature --
The confession of a Vatican techie --
Why would a techie be a Catholic? --
How I stay a Catholic.
Responsibility: Guy Consolmagno.
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At a crossroads in creative thought, one that has left a gap between science and religion, people are now faced with how to bridge the divide between these two ways of thinking and being. This book  Read more...

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