God s Undertaker

The book has grown out of the author's lengthy experience of lecturing and debating on this subject in the UK, USA, Germany and Russia, and has been written in response to endless requests for the argumentation in written form.

Author: John C Lennox

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745959113

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Evaluates the evidence of modern science in relation to the debate between the atheistic and theistic interpretations of the universe, and provides a fresh basis for discussion. The book has grown out of the author's lengthy experience of lecturing and debating on this subject in the UK, USA, Germany and Russia, and has been written in response to endless requests for the argumentation in written form.

God s Undertaker

This book evaluates the evidence of modern science in relation to the debate between the atheistic and theistic interpretations of the universe, and provides a fresh basis for discussion.

Author: John Carson Lennox

Publisher: Lion Pub

ISBN: 9780825461880

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This book evaluates the evidence of modern science in relation to the debate between the atheistic and theistic interpretations of the universe, and provides a fresh basis for discussion. The book has grown out of the author's lengthy experience of lecturing and debating on this subject in the UK, USA, Germany and Russia, and has been written in response to endless requests for the argumentation in written form. - Publisher.

God s Presence

Lennox, God's Undertaker, chapter 3. “'0 Polkinghorne, One World, p. 86; cf. Ross Thompson, Holy Ground: The Spirituality of Matter (London: SPCK, 1990). Lennox, God's Undertaker, p. 56. Steven Iohnson, Emergence (London: Penguin, ...

Author: Frances Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107470951

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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In 2011, Frances Young delivered the Bampton Lectures in Oxford to great acclaim. She offered a systematic theology with contemporary coherence, by engaging in conversation with the fathers of the church - those who laid down the parameters of Christian theology and enshrined key concepts in the creeds - and exploring how their teachings can be applied today, despite the differences in our intellectual and ecclesial environments. This book results from a thorough rewriting of those lectures in which Young explores the key topics of Christian doctrine in a way that is neither simply dogmatic nor simply historical. She addresses the congruence of head and heart, through academic and spiritual engagement with God's gracious accommodation to human limitations. Christianity and biblical interpretation are discussed in depth, and the book covers key topics including Creation, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, spirituality, ecclesiology and Mariology, making it invaluable to those studying historical and constructive theology.

Gunning for God

... God We Doubt, London, Hodder and Stoughton, 2007. 53. I have interwoven Humphrys' comments with his statements for sake of clarity. 54. This role played by evolution in the debate is discussed in more detail in my God's Undertaker.

Author: John Lennox

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745953220

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Atheism is on the march in the western world, and its enemy is God. Religion, the "New Atheists" claim, "is dangerous", it "kills" or "poisons everything". And if religion is the problem with the world, their answer is simple: get rid of it. But are things really so straightforward? Tackling the likes of Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett head on, John Lennox highlights the fallacies in the their approach, arguing that their irrational and unscientific methodology leaves them guilty of the same obstinate foolishness of which they accuse dogmatic religious folks. Erudite and wide-ranging, Gunning for God packs some debilitating punches. It also puts forward new ideas about the nature of God and Christianity that will give the New Atheists' best friends and worst enemies alike some stimulating food for thought.


To counter that, John Lennox wrote God's Undertaker – Has Science Buried God? to scientifically prove that God exists. Are they both not barking at the wrong tree? Both these eminent scientists seem to assume that God can be ...

Author: Joseph Mani

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1642494569

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 316

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Religion has been the biggest divisive force in history. This book examines the irrational and harmful beliefs of religious people, which lead to religion becoming a destructive force. Religion can be and has been a force for good too. What are the aspects of religion that make it meaningful? Does God exist? The book details the scientific and philosophical arguments adduced for God’s existence and how valid they are. In the last section, we look at five luminaries of science who either had close encounters with religious establishments or had strong views on religion and God. We look at the lives of Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Einstein and Hawking, not so much as scientists, but as human beings with their own kinks and idiosyncrasies. The author brings to this book his extensive knowledge of physics, philosophy, religion and the behavioural sciences.

An Orthodox Understanding of the Bible with Physical Science

I find in many Psalms, not only that God is involved within His creation but also that he attaches importance to our view of it.104 What a contrast not ... 106 God's Undertaker, has science buried God, John C. Lennox, Lion Hudson 2007.

Author: Geoffrey Ernest Stedman

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609117255

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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For centuries, the Christian world and the scientific world have supposedly been at odds. Those who strictly believe that God created the universe have had difficulty accepting such scientific concepts as the speed of light, the immense distances of astronomy, and the long ages of radioactivity and earth science. This book bridges the gap between scientific and Christian beliefs by asking the reader: What if both sides are parallel revelations by God? An Orthodox Understanding of the Bible With Physical Science is a mixture of Biblical exposition and explanation of modern physical science, including relativity and quantum theory. The book also includes a chapter of scientific parables for children. Author Geoffrey Ernest Stedman is a retired emeritus professor of physics at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He believes he owes his life to modern science. Stedman is also an evangelical Christian, who takes the text of the Bible as definitive for faith. He wrote this book out of concern for the way creationism has debunked Christianity in the eyes of many. He hopes this text will remove unnecessary obstacles for the acceptance of the Christian faith and the results of scientific study. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/AnOrthodoxUnderstandingOfTheBibleWithPhysicalScience.htm

A Reasonable God

... Fred, Show me God: What the Message from Space is Telling Us About God, 1998 Hoyle, Fred, Frontiers ofAstronomy, ... 2004 Lennox, John C., God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God, 2009 Lewis, C.S., God in the Dock, 1970 Lloyd, ...

Author: Arnie Berg

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0986801003

Category: Creationism

Page: 240

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The last decade has seen an out-pouring of new books by Christian authors that present the scientific evidence for cosmic and biological evolution. The significance of these details challenges the traditional theological understanding of creation and urges Christ-followers to adopt an evolutionary creationist approach. Failure to do so puts science and faith on a collision course. A Reasonable God identifies the issues, synthesizes the viewpoints, and encourages readers to step outside their comfort zone and wrestle with some of the ambiguities and uncertainties. The book is a great asset for post-secondary students who are confronted with the evidences, and for church leaders who are looking for a quick way to become better informed.

God and the Folly of Faith

Lennox, John C. God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? Oxford, UK: Lion Hudson, 2007. Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. Westwood: Barbour, 1952. Lewontin, R. C. “In the Beginning Was the Word.” Science 291, no. 5507 (2001): 1263–64.

Author: Victor J. Stenger

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616146001

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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A thorough and hard-hitting critique that is a must read for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and science. It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development of science. In a sweeping historical survey that begins with ancient Greek science and proceeds through the Renaissance and Enlightenment to contemporary advances in physics and cosmology, Stenger makes a convincing case that not only is this conclusion false, but Christianity actually held back the progress of science for one thousand years. It is significant, he notes, that the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century occurred only after the revolts against established ecclesiastic authorities in the Renaissance and Reformation opened up new avenues of thought. The author goes on to detail how religion and science are fundamentally incompatible in several areas: the origin of the universe and its physical parameters, the origin of complexity, holism versus reductionism, the nature of mind and consciousness, and the source of morality. In the end, Stenger is most troubled by the negative influence that organized religion often exerts on politics and society. He points out antiscientific attitudes embedded in popular religion that are being used to suppress scientific results on issues of global importance, such as overpopulation and environmental degradation. When religion fosters disrespect for science, it threatens the generations of humanity that will follow ours.

Does God Exist Second Edition

One is God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? (Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2009) by mathematician John C. Lennox. Another is The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions (New York: Basic Books, 2009), by David Berlinski, ...

Author: Todd C. Moody

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624660967

Category: Philosophy

Page: 156

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In this engaging introductory dialogue, Todd Moody maps the spectrum of philosophical arguments and counterarguments for the existence of God. Structuring colloquial conversations along classical lines, he presents a lively and accessible discussion of issues that are central to both theist and atheist thinking, including the burden of proof, the first cause, a necessary being, the natural order, suffering, miracles, experience as knowledge, and rationality without proof. The second edition is a significant and comprehensive revision. Moody broadens and deepens the conversation by addressing additional arguments, such as the problem of animal suffering, the moral argument, intelligent design, and human exceptionalism. The discussion of the cosmological argument is updated to reflect recent work on the Kalam Cosmological Argument. A short preface explains the scope of the work and the purpose of the dialogue form. Suggested further readings of contemporary and classical sources are also included.

Making Sense of God

Finding God in the Modern World Timothy Keller ... In the same way, God as a hypothesis can be compared with other possible accounts of reality. ... 193–306; John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?

Author: Timothy Keller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698194365

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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We live in an age of skepticism. Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it’s easy to wonder: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives? In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever. As human beings, we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs. Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.


For more detail, see Stephen Meyer, Signature in the Cell (New York: HarperOne, 2009), and my God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? (Oxford: Lion, 2009), 135–62. 16. Francis Collins, “Why This Scientist Believes in God,” CNN ...

Author: John C. Lennox

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310109582

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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You don't have to be a computer scientist to get involved in the discussion about where artificial intelligence and technology are going. What will the year 2084 hold for you--for your friends, for your family, and for our society? Are we doomed to the grim dystopia imagined in George Orwell’s 1984? In 2084, scientist and philosopher John Lennox will introduce you to a kaleidoscope of ideas: the key developments in technological enhancement, bioengineering, and, in particular, artificial intelligence. You will discover the current capacity of AI, its advantages and disadvantages, the facts and the fiction, as well as potential future implications. The questions posed by AI are open to all of us. And they demand answers. A book that is written to challenge all readers, no matter your worldview, 2084 shows how the Christian worldview, properly understood, can provide evidence-based, credible answers that will bring you real hope for the future of humanity.

Talking with Your Kids about God

11. “Why Do Christians Hate Science?,” Dangerous Talk, February 12, 2010, www.dangeroustalk.net/?p=846. Chapter 9 Do Science and Religion Complement Each Other? 1. John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?

Author: Natasha Crain

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493412302

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Christian parenting is hard work--and it's getting harder. Parents have a deep desire to pass on their faith, but fear that today's increasingly skeptical and hostile world will eventually lead their kids to reject the truth of Christianity. That leaves many parents feeling overwhelmed--uncertain of what they can do to help their children, given the difficulty and extent of the faith challenges they will face. This practical and timely resource gives parents the confidence of knowing what to discuss with their children and how to discuss it in order to facilitate impactful conversations that will form the basis of a lifelong faith. In a friendly, parent-to-parent voice, Natasha Crain identifies 30 specific conversations about God that parents must have with their children, organizing them under the categories of - the existence of God - science and God - the nature of God - believing in God - the difference God makes Chapters are sequenced in a curriculum-oriented way to provide a cumulative learning experience, making this book a flexible resource for use in multiple settings: homes, church classes, youth groups, small groups, private Christian schools, and homeschools. Every chapter has a step-by-step conversation guide with discussion questions and tips, and content is readily adaptable for use with kids of any age (elementary through high school). Endorsements: "My prayer is that God will use this book to both motivate and equip you to help your kids develop convictions about their faith."--From the foreword by Sean McDowell, PhD, Biola University professor, speaker, and author of more than eighteen books, including A New Kind of Apologist "I can't think of a more relevant or more needed book for parents raising kids in today's culture. This book on apologetics will lead parents in critical conversations that will help grow and guide kids to be lifelong followers of Christ."--Kristen Welch, author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World "Hey parents: Do you want to reduce the chances that your child will follow the crowd to the point of rejecting Christ and the values and truths you hold so dearly? Then you need to have the conversations that Natasha Crain so brilliantly describes in this book. Prevent heartbreak later by reading and heeding this book now!"--Frank Turek, PhD, president of CrossExamined Ministries and author of I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist and Stealing from God "May this book lead to thousands more Moms and Dads engaging with their kids through an intelligent faith. And may there be tens of thousands more kids who feel loved because the adults in their lives take their questions seriously."--Jeff Myers, PhD, president, Summit Ministries

Stealing from God

CHAPTER 8: CONCLUSION: GOD WILL NOT FORCE YOU INTO HEAVEN AGAINST YOUR WILL 1. Richard Dawkins, “Is Science a Religion?” The Humanist, Jan./Feb. 1997, as quoted in John Lennox, God's Undertaker (Oxford, England: Lion Hudson, 2011), 16.

Author: Frank Turek

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1612918042

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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If you think atheists have reason, evidence, and science on their side, think again! Award-winning author Dr. Frank Turek (I Dont Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist) will show you how atheists steal reason, evidence, science, and other arguments from God in trying to make their case for atheism. If that sounds contradictory, its because it is! Atheists cant make their case without appealing to realities only theism can explain. In an engaging and memorable way, Stealing from God exposes these intellectual crimes atheists are committing and then provides four powerful reasons for why Christianity is true.

A Case for the Existence of God

(Hong, H.; Hong, E., trans.) (1962), Works ofLove, Harper & Row. Lennox, j. (2007), God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? Lion Hudson, PLC. Levinas, E. (Bergo, B., trans.) (1986), Of God Who Comes to Mind, Stanford University Press.

Author: Dean L. Overman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 074256553X

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Some of the brightest scientific minds of our time, from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, have made incredible insights into the earliest origins of the universe, but have failed to ultimately discover why there is something rather than nothing—why we exist. In A Case for the Existence of God, Dean L. Overman examines the latest theories about the origins of the universe and explains why even the most sophisticated science can only take us so far. Ultimately we must make a leap of faith to understand the world, and Overman argues that a leap into theism provides the most satisfying conclusions. Overman explores fundamental questions about why our world exists and how it functions, using principles of logic, physics, and theology. In a time when religion and science are often portrayed as diametrically opposed, A Case for the Existence of God presents a refreshing view of the interplay between science and religion and makes a compelling case for the existence of God and his role in our world.

Can I Believe

John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? (Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2009 [2007]), 40. Intriguingly, evolutionary psychology can't even deal well (yet?) with sex itself: Elisabeth A. Lloyd, The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias ...

Author: John G. Stackhouse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190922850

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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"This book begins by taking on the initial challenge as it outlines a process: how to think about religion in a responsible way, rather than settling for such soft vagaries as "faith" and "feeling." It then clears away a number of misunderstandings from the basic story of the Christian religion, misunderstandings that combine to domesticate this startling narrative and thus to repel reasonable people who might otherwise be intrigued. The second half of the book then looks at Christian commitment positively and negatively. Why do two billion find this religion to be persuasive, thus making it the most popular "explanation of everything" in human history? At the same time, how does Christianity respond to the fact that so many people find it utterly implausible, especially because so many Christians insist that theirs is the only way to God and because of the problem of evil that seems to undercut everything Christianity asserts?"--

Describing the Hand of God

Dawkins, The God Delusion; shanks and Dawkins, God, the Devil, and Darwin: A Critique of Intelligent Design Theory. ... of evolution Deserves Theological support”; Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?; ashton, In Six Days.

Author: Robert Brennan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625649134

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The question of divine agency in the world remains one important unresolved underlying obstacle in the dialogue between theology and science. Modern notions of divine agency are shown to have developed out of the interaction of three factors in early modernity. Two are well known: late medieval perfect-being theology and the early modern application of the notion of the two books of God's revelation to the understanding of the natural order. It is argued the third is the early modern appropriation of the Augustinian doctrine of inspiration. This assumes the soul's existence and a particular description of divine agency in humans, which became more generally applied to divine agency in nature. Whereas Newton explicitly draws the parallel between divine agency in humans and that in nature, Darwin rejects its supposed perfection and Huxley raised serious questions regarding the traditional understanding of the soul. This book offers an alternative incarnational description of divine agency, freeing consideration of divine agency from being dependent on resolving the complex issues of perfect-being theology and the existence of the soul. In conversation with Barth's pneumatology, this proposal is shown to remain theologically coherent and plausible while resolving or avoiding a range of known difficulties in the science-theology dialogue.

Answering the New Atheists How Science Points to God and to the Benefits of Christianity

It is Christianity that requires robust arguments from science when confronted by vocal atheists who view science as "God's undertaker," to steal a phrase from the brilliant and inspirational Oxford mathematician and theologian Dr. John ...

Author: Anthony Walsh

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 1622735145

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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In the face of increasing attacks on Christianity by militant new atheists, Christians should be able to robustly defend their beliefs in the language spoken by Christianity’s detractors—science. Atheists claim that science and religion are incompatible and in constant conflict, but this book argues that this is assuredly not true. In order to rebut the polemic agenda of the new atheists who want God banned from the public square, this book engages with the physical and natural sciences, social science, philosophy, and history. It shows that evidence from these diverse disciplines constitutes clear signposts to God and the benefits of Christianity for societies, families, and individuals. Answering the New Atheists begins by examining what new atheism is, before demolishing its claim that Christianity is harmful by showing the many benefits it has for freedom and democracy, morality, longevity, and physical and mental health. Many historians of science contend that science was given its impetus by the Christian principle that a rational God wants us to discover his fingerprints on nature. Thus, in subsequent chapters, Walsh presents a well-informed and philosophical-based analysis of the Big Bang and cosmic fine-tuning, the unimaginable improbability of factors that make this planet habitable, and the multiverse often called the “last refuge of the desperate atheist.” Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book adeptly explores the very problematic issues of the origin and evolution of life that have forced many top-rate scientists including Nobel Prize winners, who have thought deeply about the philosophical meaning of their work, to accept God as the Creator of everything.

God and International Relations

God of Promise: Introducing Covenant Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Books. Hurd, E. S. (2004). ... God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? (updated edn). Oxford: Lion. Lewis, C. S. (1944). The Abolition ofMan. New York: HarperOne.

Author: Mika Luoma-Aho

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 144112232X

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Religion is prevalent in world politics today, and international relation theory is at pains to understand and explain this phenomenon. This unique study aims to introduce political theology as an appropriate tool to the study of international relations. In accordance with the political theology of Carl Schmitt, which states that modern political concepts are secularized theological concepts, the work questions the "secular" foundations of contemporary international relations theory. Thus it reveals the Christian foundations of the discipline of international relations and delivers a critique of some of its most fundamental theoretical elements, such as its secular view of religion as part of the "irrational," its deification of the political form of the nation state, and its negation of theism in its understanding of responsibility in world politics. The result is a primer on how international relations and its studies have grown out of the political imagination of Christian theology. It will appeal to anyone interested in critical approaches to the field as well as in politics and religion, political theory, and political theology.