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God Did It but How (Creation, Science and Christian Faith) Paperback – January, 1997

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Product Details

  • Series: Creation, Science and Christian Faith
  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Amer Scientific Affiliation; 2 edition (January 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1881479021
  • ISBN-13: 978-1881479024
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,026,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 20, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a great beginning book for those interested in fitting together the Bible with modern science. It's not a deep, scholarly book but is rather a short introduction to the philosophical/theological terrain, with positive, constructive explainations. Every church library should have a copy.
His basic thrust is that science and the Bible are 2 different sources of information, each answering different questions--and that they are not mutually exclusive.
Dennis Sweitzer, another member of the American Scientic Affiliation
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "campinas" on September 29, 1997
Format: Paperback
The author does an excellent job, affirming his faith in the Scriptures while explaining why many are unable to accept the "recent creation" approach. Thus he does not (I hope) turn away readers of fundamentalist background. Whether this approach works with those who reject Divine Inspiration, remains to be seen.
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As a member of [...] I received this book when I joined. I finally got around to reading it. As one who spent most of my life as a scientist and an agnostic and only since Jan 2004 as a Christian, I highly recommend this book to anyone who thinks they have to turn off their brain to be a Christian or to have relationship with Jesus Christ.

I believe that this book does much to mend the division that pure creationism(denying any role for evolution) has caused in reaction to pure scientism. When we turn to God to fill in the gaps that we don't understand, what happens when we fill the gaps with scientific understanding? We are faced with an unnecessary choice between God and science.

This author has done a *fantastic* job of clarifying the science/bible landscape to provide the reader with a vocabulary to combat problems created by fuzzy (albeit well-intentioned) thinking. This fuzzy thinking has led to dueling camps in the Christian world and misunderstanding in the secular world of what one must believe to love and know the God of the Bible. I find this to be especially true in the Bible-Belt where I now find myself living. The God of the Bible created our minds--he wants us to use them to know and love him. I strongly recommend the book by Francis Collins, The Language of God, as well.
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4 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 17, 1997
Format: Paperback
This book has a few good insights, yet contains many fallacies and nonsense about science and the Bible.
Fischer first uses a meaningless definition of God (he never defines him as the First cause, the Creator). He ignores the distinction between efficient, final, formal, material, exemplar and instrumental causes. He thus blurs the distinction between primary and secondary causes and even writes that whatever happens is done by God!!!!! So, when suffering happens or humans do evil deeds, it is Fischer's god who is acting, his Panentheistic god is therefore an evil god!! It seems Fischer was not capable of grasping his own assertion about his god doing everything, because he also writes that his god is all-good!!!
Fischer blurs as well any distinction between natural laws and miracles, rejects the supernatural but does not seem to understand that this makes any divine Revelation undetectable. He confuses design with chance or order computations. He asserts that science does not require any faith (he should read Hume)...
Concerning the Bible, Fischer uses a wrong meaning of the Hebrew verb yatsar, pretends that Gen 1 and 2 reccount evolution, believes blindly in modern theories about hominids, constantly replaces semion (the Greek for "sign") with semelon, thinks that the apostles uttered occult sounds, etc.
This is one of the most stupid books I ever read. I would rather recommend books written by scholars (e. g. James P Moreland, Norman L Geisler...).
Bruno Granger, member of the American Scientific Affiliation
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