Faith@Science: Why Science Needs Faith In The Twenty-First Century
Winner of the 2002 Canadian Christian Writing Award
About the Book
At the beginning of the twentieth century, many thinkers were convinced that there was a ‘scientific’ answer to all the problems that plague human existence. Fast forward. As we enter the 21st century, it is obvious that the technology that produced the factory also produced the extermination camp. The same technology that increased production threatens global environmental disaster. Science has created ever more moral conundrums. So how do we reconcile technology and morality? How should we live? Journalist Denyse O’Leary provides a witty, entertaining Christian perspective on this brave new world.
“This collection of essays will inform you, entertain you, and possibly even scare you. More importantly, it will force you to think about some of the most important ideas colliding today at the intersection of Science Avenue and Religion Boulevard. Watch out for flying glass!”
– Randall Ingermanson, theoretical physicist and Christy Award-winning sci-fi novelist
“What C.S. Lewis did for myth and legend, and J.B. Phillips for the Bible, Denyse O’Leary has now done for science: made a faith-filled approach to it readable. Evoking memories of her mentor Malcolm Muggeridge, O’Leary deftly explodes the illusions of scientism in the theory that science can explain everything. These brief essays sparkle with wit and wisdom, and drive readers to think again before going along with the latest sensational headline about life on Mars or human cloning.”
– Very Reverend Dr. Peter C. Moore, Dean and President, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania
About the Author
Denyse O’Leary is a freelance writer based in Toronto who enjoys writing about faith and science issues. She writes for Christian Week, Christianity Today, and Faith Today on hot science topics. She also writes for a number of Canadian newspapers and consumer magazines such as Canadian Bookseller and Mystery Magazine. She teaches writing and tries very hard to practice the art of careful listening.