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The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief


The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

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7 hours
Released:
Jul 17, 2006
ISBN:
9780743565905
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Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world's leading scientists -- yet he is also a man of unshakable faith in God and scripture. Dr. Collins has resolved the dilemma that haunts everyone who believes in God and respects science. Faith in God and faith in science can be harmonious -- not separately but together, combined into one worldview. For Collins, science does not conflict with the Bible, science enhances it.

The Language of God makes the case for God and for science. Dr. Collins considers and dismisses several positions along the spectrum from atheism to young-earth creationism -- including agnosticism and Intelligent Design. Instead, he proposes a new synthesis, a new way to think about an active, caring God who created humankind through evolutionary processes.

He explains his own journey from atheism to faith, and then takes listeners on a stunning tour of modern science to show that physics, chemistry, and biology can all fit together with belief in God and the Bible. The Language of God is essential for anyone who wonders about the deepest questions of all: Why are we here? How did we get here? And what does life mean?
Released:
Jul 17, 2006
ISBN:
9780743565905
Format:
Audiobook

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Also available as ebookEbook

About the author

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is a pioneer gene hunter. He spent fifteen years as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he led the international Human Genome Project to a successful completion. For his revolutionary contributions to genetic research he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007, and the National Medal of Science in 2009. He is the Director of the National Institutes of Health.



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  • (5/5)
    Excellent book. Although I have my disagreements with Collins on some of the things discussed in the book, it is an excellent window into how a scientist, who is also a Christian, is able to come to terms with both science and religion.
  • (4/5)
    The relationship between evolution and Christianity is so often framed antagonistically; it's refreshing to read a perspective that promotes harmony between the two. This book is an engaging and pragmatic introduction of theistic evolution; I'd like follow it up with more research, especially about some theological perspectives through an evolutionary lense.
  • (5/5)
    I loved this book. I had a lot of issues trying to reconcile faith and science after a course I had taken on evolution with a professor who tried his hardest to convert people away from religion. After reading this book I can understand that evolution does not DISPROVE the existence of God, just shows a different method of "creating."
  • (5/5)
    Engaging, rational and inspirational.
    Great for anyone looking to see how faith and science are not in opposition.
  • (5/5)
    Since the Darwinian evolution was theorized, there’s been a chasm that has only grown wider between naturalistic scientists and the fairy community. This book aims to show this is harmful to all, and unnecessary. Both a credentialed and respected scientist and a person of faith, Francis Collins aims to bridge this great divide. I found it captivating, thought- provoking, satisfying, and inspiring. Highly recommend.
  • (5/5)
    This was a critical read in my faith journey a number of years ago.