Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach

Many people think science is antagonistic to Christian belief Science, it is said, shows that the universe is billions of years old, while the Bible says it is only thousands of years old And some claim that science shows supernatural miracles are impossible These and other points of contention cause some Christians to view science as a threat to their beliefs.RedeemingMany people think science is antagonistic to Christian belief Science, it is said, shows that the universe is billions of years old, while the Bible says it is only thousands of years old And some claim that science shows supernatural miracles are impossible These and other points of contention cause some Christians to view science as a threat to their beliefs.Redeeming Science attempts to kindle our appreciation for science as it ought to be science that could serve as a path for praising God and serving fellow human beings Through examining the wonderfully complex and immutable laws of nature, author Vern Poythress explains, we ought to recognize the wisdom, care, and beauty of God A Christian worldview restores a true response to science, where we praise the God who created nature and cares for it.
Redeeming Science A God Centered Approach Many people think science is antagonistic to Christian belief Science it is said shows that the universe is billions of years old while the Bible says it is only thousands of years old And some cla

  • Title: Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach
  • Author: Vern Sheridan Poythress
  • ISBN: 9781581347319
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
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    Vern Sheridan Poythress

    Vern Sheridan Poythress was born in 1946 in Madera, California, where he lived with his parents Ransom H Poythress and Carola N Poythress and his older brother Kenneth R Poythress After teaching mathematics for a year at Fresno State College now California State University at Fresno , he became a student at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he earned an M.Div 1974 and a Th.M in apologetics 1974 He received an M.Litt in New Testament from University of Cambridge 1977 and a Th.D in New Testament from the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa 1981.He has been teaching in New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia since 1976 In 1981 he was ordained as a teaching elder in the Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Synod, which has now merged with the Presbyterian Church in America.More information about his teaching at Westminster can be found at the Westminster Seminary website.Dr Poythress studied linguistics and Bible translation at the Summer Institute of Linguistics in Norman Oklahoma in 1971 and 1972, and taught linguistics at the Summer Institute of Linguistics in the summers of 1974, 1975, and 1977 He has published books on Christian philosophy of science, theological method, dispensationalism, biblical law, hermeneutics, Bible translation, and Revelation A list of publications is found on this website.Dr Poythress married his wife Diane in 1983, and they have two children, Ransom and Justin He has side interests in science fiction, string figures, volleyball, and computers.The family lived on a farm until he was five years old When he was nine years old he made a public commitment to Christ and was baptized in Chowchilla First Baptist Church, Chowchilla, California The family later moved to Fresno, California, and he graduated from Bullard High School in Fresno.He earned a B.S in mathematics from California Institute of Technology 1966 and a Ph.D in mathematics from Harvard University 1970.

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    • John said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Poythress advances the teachings of Vantillian presuppositionalism into the realm of science. He's primarily concerned with showing the truth claims, particularly related to creation, found in the Bible are an expression of God's sovereign reign over creation and his power in sustaining the cosmos. This is the strongest, and most helpful aspect in the book.He helpfully describes natural law as, "the law of God or word of God, imperfectly and approximately described by human investigators." God i [...]

    • Philip said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      For some time now a number of ministers and mentors have encouraged me to have a look at Vern Poythress’ work. Here, I have been told on multiple occasions, is a Great Christian Scholar who really Thinks Things Through. Reading between the lines, the praise surrounding Poythress could easily be summarised as “Serious Clever Christians Read His Books”.So it was with a certain degree of anticipation that I started reading Redeeming Science, in which Poythress seeks to lay out the interaction [...]

    • Kelly said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Redeeming Science delves into an apologetic view on Christianity. The author, Vern Poythress, a man for whom I have the utmost respect, writes clearly and logically about the dependence of all creation and all of scientific study on God.Frequent themes include the unity and diversity of the Triune God as displayed in creation, and the "divine attributes of scientific law" and how, while they deny it, all practicing scientists rely heavily on God's attributes.It is VanTil's presuppositional apolo [...]

    • Mike Blyth said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      I read this book hoping it would add to my understanding of "Faith and Science," especially in the questions of evolution and creation. I was disappointed to find little useful or persuasive information.What I appreciated most was Poythress' careful exposition of the fact that God is the ongoing ground of all creation, so that it is impossible to separate scientific laws from God, nature from God, natural processes from divine processes, and so on. Thus whether they recognize it or not, scientis [...]

    • Adam T Calvert said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Overall I enjoyed the main message of the book, and I'll take away a better understanding of science-as-a-discipline, its foundation, its practice, its weaknesses, its value, and its ability to glorify God -- all great things to be able to take away from a reading of a single book!But I did find some of the sections a little difficult to get through (his talk on imaging was pretty difficult to grasp on one reading). I also think Dr. Poythress was a little inconsistent in some of his views. For i [...]

    • Laurent Dv said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Van Tilian and neocalvinist view of science, a good theology of science. Good defense of analogical view on Genesis 1 days. Very good explanation of Genesis 1 (context, applications for a christian view of creation, meaning of heaven, earth, phenomenalistic vocabulary)

    • Patrick S. said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      The first part of this books starts out as a Van Tillian presuppositional approach to how we know things. Poythress' first chapter needed a little help. He says he's not claiming some type of pantheistic system but an initial reading seems to suggest that. It wasn't after another slow read through that I understood that Poythress was saying (that ONLY true natural laws reflect God's characteristics). After that, I thought this book might have some promise.Where the book fails is Poythress' under [...]

    • David said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Science is a process of describing the way the universe works. It codifies experimental data into a series of "laws"--equations that effectively predict the outcome in a given circumstance. Scientists rely on these laws, and assume that they exist--in fact, part of the atheist's argument is that the more predictable the universe, the less we need to rely on the existence of a god to explain it. Poythress contends the opposite: that the existence of natural laws is testimony to the existence of a [...]

    • Shannon said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Poythress does an incredible job breaking down worldviews, science, and faith. His grasp of science in general and his detailed understanding of theology and the Bible, help build the nuances one needs to appreciate the world around us. I most appreciated his gracious rebuttal to Young Earth Creationism (YEC) using both Scripture and science and his fair explanation of other interpretations of the Genesis account. I have a much deeper understanding of the Genesis account and much more detailed e [...]

    • Gordon said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      I have finished this book and my overall analysis is that it was okay. There were definitely some good things throughout the book. I found his presentation of different views on evolution and his distinction between evolution and naturalism to be helpful.But there were times that I felt the author was getting lost in his thoughts and it was difficult to understand what his point was. I often found myself wondering who the intended reader was for this book. I felt like the average person would ha [...]

    • Jay Brand said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Wonderful, courageous call for science to accept Biblical revelation as its foundation. Because God created the world and inspired the Bible, it only makes sense that the two views of truth would be compatible; in fact, because Jesus Christ is "the Truth" (and He created the world and inspired the Word), it would be impossible for these two magisteria to be fundamentally incommensurate--as the late Stephen J. Gould claimed. Of course, Dr. Gould was trying to protect religious faith from ridicule [...]

    • John Lussier said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Poythress writes about science from a God-centered approach. Of course, for him this means a particularly Christian variety of God, but I'm down with that so I didn't mind.Strength: overall program of looking at science from the viewpoint of Christian theology. Comes to some surprising conclusions.Weakness: gets bogged down by conservative Christian hot topics like young earth creationism. Does very little to address technology and focuses more on the theoretical sciences (math and physics).

    • Paul said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      This book sat on my shelf for a while while I plucked up the courage to read it. I needn't have waited. The writing was clear and straightforward but perceptive and deep.Highlights were the wonderfully tolerant, balanced and fair treatment of the "creation debate" and the joyful look at how God expresses himself through music, physics, chemistry and mathematics.This will be my go-to handbook for a brief yet useful Christian theology of creation, intelligent design, and other scientific theories. [...]

    • John said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      i always felt that science neither proves nor disporves GOD - evyerone approach it based on their worldview. it's unfortunate that the study of science has become mainly secular field of study. it was a breath of fresh air to read someone approaching science w/ a biblical worldview. as an added feature, i felt dr. poythress presented good arguments for evidences of GOD by showing the correlation between natural law and attributes of GOD.

    • Philip said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Humble, Scripture-based, God-centered argument for either the mature creation 24-hr view or the framework/analogical day theory, ultimately favoring the latter. Note: I only read Chpts 1, and 4-10, discussing theories on the age of the earth and the meaning of "day" in Genesis 1, which were part of the required reading for an apologetics class.

    • Allison Kelly said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Gotta be honest and say that I haven't actually finished this one. But I have read the first five or so chapters several times and come back to them every few years. They really shaped my understanding of how my faith and my discipline (science) can coexist and even work together. Helpful insight for the Christian who is considering the value of science as a means of knowing.

    • Ross Gunderson said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Poythress does what he does best in this book. The reader should keep in mind that Poythress is a Mathematician and Biblical scholar. He does well in giving biblical insight into the passages which usually ask for scientific clarity. He also does an excellent job of provoking thought. You can definitely learn from his wisdom. I had the lucky opportunity of having dinner with the man. :)

    • Bill MacDonald said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Many elements of the book provided thought-provoking analysis. However, it became very technical in places, putting it beyond my humanities-oriented comprehension, especially in the last few chapters.

    • Tyler Cox said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Great book though there were times that felt he was a little long winded. I loved the portions of the book that discuss the attributes of a Law in relation to the attributes of God. He also presents a convincing argument for an Old Earth Creation (disclaimer for you Ken Ham fans out there).

    • Jeff Boettcher said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Poythress is a clear and compelling writer. I am not much of a science God, but this book gave me a fresh appreciation for how all creation sings forth the praise of its Creator.

    • Rick Davis said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      In this book, Poythress seeks to provide a philosophical and theological basis for the practice and teaching of science. An excellent book, if uneven at times.

    • Kryptonite said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      interesting so far

    • Steve said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Good, wide ranging, not 6 day, but otherwise presuppositional and refreshing . Just not really helpful on creation v evolution.

    • Adam said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      Wonderful

    • Mathew said:
      Oct 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM

      grace4sinners/p/book

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