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Toward A Christian View of A Scientific World: Fifteen Topics for Study Paperback – January 1, 2001
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Highlights and topics include:
*Understanding how God controls nature. How He is present in nature sets up how we view His action in natural law and the scientific world.
*How we can know God. If God is knowable through nature as well as text, then there must be some order to things. This leads directly into
*The Scientific View of the World. How science perceives the world- as ordered and learnable. Thankfully
*God's action in the world is the same way. He could do anything He wants, but He generally limits Himself to logical action, so that science is possible, and the world is not arbitrary. Part of this is the idea that creation is good, as it says in Genesis 1, and a big part of being good is being logical.
*Reading the Bible. God acts now as he did in the beginning, using natural laws. He is present in every action, but most actions are also in accord with laws. Murphy also points out that there are many different forms of literature in the Bible, such as allegory, parable, myth, poetry, and even historical record.Read more ›