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Have the Natural Sciences Eliminated Belief in God?

Are natural sciences and Christian faith friends or foes? In the modern world, many argue that science has removed the need for faith. As a former atheist, Professor Alister McGrath came to belief in a Creator and creation through his study of science and philosophy. Here he explains how the structure, regularity, orderliness, and apparent purpose of nature (which are explained in science) point to its Author.

This resource is part of a series on Christian Faith and Natural Sciences.

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Alister McGrath

Alister McGrath, Teacher, serves as Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford and the Director of the Ian Ramsey Center for Science and Religion. He is also the Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College in Oxford, the President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and associate priest in Cotswolds for a group of village parishes (Church of England.) McGrath’s best known books include The Twilight of Atheism, The Dawkins Delusion?, Dawkins’ God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life, and A Scientific Theology. He received his MA and DPhil from Oxford University.


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