Christianity in the light of science critically examining the world's largest religion /

"Scientists and scholars with a decidedly secular point of view present well-argued criticisms of Christianity"--

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Other Authors / Creators:Loftus, John W., editor.
Stenger, Victor J., 1935-2014, dedicatee.
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2016.
Online Access:Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
Summary:"Scientists and scholars with a decidedly secular point of view present well-argued criticisms of Christianity"--
This anthology of new critical essays written by experts in their fields, in honor of the late Victor Stenger, examines Christianity using established scientific criteria. Where science specifically touches upon the claims of Christianity the authors seek to show those claims lack the required evidence. The result is that Christianity is not a sufficiently evidenced religion. In his New York Times bestseller, God: The Failed Hypothesis, physicist Victor Stenger argued that claims of religion should be subject to the same standards of scientific rigor as any other truth claim. Taking this approach, the contributors argue that Christianity fails every known scientific test for truth. Stenger himself wrote a chapter for this volume before he died.In it he presents a brief history of ideas about cosmology, showing that Christianity's premodern understanding of the cosmos is incompatible with current scientific evidence regarding the origin and structure of the cosmos. Other contributors examine a wide variety of topics, including biblical archaeology, Intelligent Design, the Shroud of Turin, free will, the existence of the soul, the efficacy of petitionary prayer, and more.This challenging work is indispensable reading for both skeptical readers and open-minded people of faith.
Item Description:Includes index.
ISBN:9781633881747 (online)
Author Notes:John W. Loftus earned M.A. and M.Div. degrees in theology and philosophy from Lincoln Christian Seminary. He then attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and received a Th.M. degree in philosophy of religion. Before leaving the church, he had ministries in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana, and taught at several Christian and secular colleges. The author of Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity and The Outsider Test for Faith: How to Know Which Religion Is True , Loftus is also the editor of The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails ; The End of Christianity ; and Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails .