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Is God a Scientist?

A Dialogue between Science and Religion

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Robert Crawford
    Pages 1-6
  3. Robert Crawford
    Pages 7-21
  4. Robert Crawford
    Pages 23-35
  5. Robert Crawford
    Pages 37-55
  6. Robert Crawford
    Pages 57-74
  7. Robert Crawford
    Pages 75-92
  8. Robert Crawford
    Pages 93-109
  9. Robert Crawford
    Pages 111-131
  10. Robert Crawford
    Pages 133-153
  11. Robert Crawford
    Pages 155-163
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 165-179

About this book


The scriptures of the Faiths use models to depict what God is like; namely Father, Mother, Husband, Judge, Lover, Friend, shepherd and so on. Science also uses models to advance its knowledge, and in a scientific age a model of God as the Cosmic Scientist interacting with the traditional could communicate well. It would imply that the world is a laboratory created by God in order to test whether humanity will obey his laws and live up to the values which he embraces. Using material drawn from science and six world faiths, the book shows the difference and similarity between divine and human experiments and argues that God will bring the experiment to a successful conclusion.


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About the authors

ROBERT CRAWFORD is a graduate of four universities and has been awarded fellowships from the Universities of London and Cape Town. He has taught at universities, polytechnics and colleges in England, the United States, Nigeria, South Africa, and Swaziland. In addition to writing seven books he has contributed many articles to religious and theological journals. Currently he is a professor working with the Open University.

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