Cosmic Chemistry

Do God and Science Mix?


ISBN: 9780745981406 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9780745981406

Publication date: September 17, 2021

Format: Paperback

Extent: 400 pages

Dimensions: 214mm(length) 140mm(width)

Imprint: Lion Books

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Is the rigorous pursuit of scientific knowledge really compatible with a sincere faith in God? 

Building on the arguments put forward in God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, Prof John Lennox examines afresh the plausibility of a Christian theistic worldview in the light of some of the latest developments in scientific understanding. Prof Lennox focuses on the areas of evolutionary theory, the origins of life and the universe, and the concepts of mind and consciousness to provide a detailed and compelling introduction to the science and religion debate. He also offers his own reasoning as to why he continues to be convinced by a Christian approach to explaining these phenomena. 

Robust in its reasoning, but respectful in tone, this book is vital reading for anyone exploring the relationship between science and God.

Meet the author: Prof John C Lennox

John C. Lennox

John C. Lennox MA PhD DPhil DSc is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College. He has lectured on religion and science at many prestigious institutions around the world, and has publicly debated Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, among others. He is also the author of many books including Cosmic Chemistry and God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design is it Anyway?

Reviews for Cosmic Chemistry

“In this accessible and engaging introduction, [John Lennox] guides us through the great debates about science and faith, and offers incisive assessments of the issues.” Alister McGrath, Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford

“In a century when all the fields of science and technology converge in biology, the effort to confront the deeper meaning of life from a historical and philosophical perspective is more relevant than ever before. This book is a timely and excellent contribution to the conversation.” Sonia Contera, Professor of Biological Physics, University of Oxford

“Anyone who has understood the immense difficulties that reductionism creates in science must be impressed with the care with which the author outlines and dissects the arguments. You don’t have to be a theist to benefit from the book. Come to it with an open mind, and enjoy its challenges.” Denis Noble, Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford, CBE, FRS

“The scholarship is fine-grained, integrating dozens of fields. Best of all is the tour de force of new developments in evolutionary biology that have largely gone unreported, backed by a rich historical context running back to the ancient Greeks.” Perry Marshall, author of Evolution 2.0, founder of the $10 million Evolution 2.0 Prize

“Engagingly written […] Lennox gives a totally unique view of the physical and logical universe from his perspective as a mathematician and a Christian.” Cheryl E. Praeger, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of Western Australia

“If there could be one book in the arsenal for the college-bound faithful, the apologist, or the ponderer of the complex questions of science and faith, this is the text.” James M. Tour, Professor of Chemistry, Rice University

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