Faith and Science Matters
Edited by Michael O'Hearn
, Michael O'Hearn, Series Editor
Publication date: 2013-07-01
Number of pages: 144
A consideration of the interrelationship between faith and science that illustrates the potential fruitful partnership between the two on contemporary issues.
Confronting misconceptions surrounding Catholic thought on various scientific developments, this collection of essays by leading scholars and educators helps us to understand Catholic teaching. Clear explanations offer us insights and ways to share the wealth of Church teaching on cosmology, creation, evolution, bioethics, ecology and technology.
Each chapter provides a brief scientific explanation of these topics and draws from Church documents and Catholic writers to help us grasp Church teaching. Critical challenges at the end of each essay offer concrete examples of dilemmas proposed by science and ways to rethink the issues.
Teachers, religious educators and those intrigued by the dialogue between faith and science will discover a wealth of material in this book for discussion and further consideration for their schools and parishes. Rather than being left mystified by the perceived complexity of the discussion, they will discover clear and lucid explanations of these heated topics.
Part of the Faith and Society Series.
Dr. Glenn Byer, M.A., S.L.D., served as Associate Publisher for Novalis. With an extensive history of ministry in parishes, a seminary and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Byer seeks to engage women and men more deeply in the public prayer of the Church. He is the author of Via Lucis: The Way of Light (Novalis 2014), Like Spokes on a Wheel: Catholic Prayer beyond the Liturgy (Novalis 2014) and co-author with Catherine Mulroney of Catholic FAQ's (Novalis 2015).