Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science


by Stacy A. Trasancos;

Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science
Publication date: 2016-10-10
Number of pages: 192
ISBN: 9781594716577

How can Catholics explain what the Church teaches about the relationship between science and faith? Scientist, writer, and scholar Stacy Trasancos gives us ways we can talk about how science and our Catholic faith work together to reveal the truth of Christ through the beauty of his creation.  

As a scientist who was led to Catholicism through her work, Stacy Trasancos has confronted some of the basic questions we all face. In Particles of Faith, she teaches us how to explain the symbiotic beauty between our curiosity expressed through science and our love of Christ and his Church.

Trasancos uses her own story, as well as encyclicals such as Pope Francis’s Lumen Fidei, the deep reflections of theologians such as St. Thomas Aquinas, and the exacting work of Catholic scientists like Rev. Georges Lemaître (who proposed the game-changing Big Bang theory), to show how science and faith are interwoven and meant to guide us on the path to truth. 

By the time you finish reading Particles of Faith, you’ll be able to answer questions about, generate discussion on, and explain why science helps deepen your faith.

Features & Benefits

  • Stacy Trasancos serves as editor emeritus of Catholic Stand. Its website reaches about a million Catholic readers.
  • Trasancos received a Templeton Grant through John Carroll University to develop a “Science in the Light of Faith” course to teach seminarians how to read scientific literature.

Stacy A. Trasancos is a Catholic writer, scientist, teacher, and editor. She earned a bachelor’s degree in science from East Texas State University, a doctorate in chemistry from Penn State University and a master’s degree in dogmatic theology (summa cum laude) from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She worked as research chemist for DuPont before becoming a full-time homemaker in 2003. Trasancos designed and was editor-in-chief of Ignitum Today (2011-2014) and serves as editor emeritus of Catholic Stand, which she cofounded. She is a contributor to Integrated Catholic Life and Strange Notions. Trasancos is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University and at Holy Apostles, where she also serves as alumni association president. She teaches chemistry and physics classes at Kolbe Academy, where she also serves as department chair. She is the author of Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki. Trasancos is a board member for the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST) and a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.

She and her husband, Jose, have seven children and three grandchildren and live in the Adirondack mountains in New York.

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