Publisher: HarperOne; First Edition edition (August 23, 2005)
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The degree of God, now in paperback, is a full of life ancient narrativeoffering the reader a feeling for what has taken position within the God and technology debate over the last century. sleek technological know-how got here of age on the cusp of the 20 th century. It was once a interval marked by means of discovery of radio waves and x rays, use of the 1st skyscraper, vehicle, cinema, and vaccine, and upward push of the quantum thought of the atom. This used to be the shut of the Victorian age, and the start of the 1st nice wave of medical demanding situations to the spiritual ideals of the Christian international. non secular thinkers have been having to brace themselves. a few raced to teach that technology didn't undermine non secular trust. Others attempted to reconcile technological know-how and religion, or even to teach that the instruments of technological know-how, evidence and cause, may well help wisdom of God. within the English talking international, many had espoused this sort of undertaking, yet one determine stands proud. earlier than his demise in 1887, the Scottish pass judgement on Adam Gifford endowed the Gifford Lectures to maintain this debate going, a technology haunted debate on "all questions on man's belief of God or the Infinite." The checklist of Gifford teachers is a veritable who is Who of recent scientists, philosophers and theologians: from William James to Karl Barth, Albert Schweitzer to Reinhold Niebuhr, Niels Bohr to Iris Murdoch, from John Dewey to Mary Douglas.