Friday, February 12, 2010

Coming Soon from Eerdmans - New Proofs for the Existence of God

Although I love books on the existence of God the catalog description of this book makes me wonder if I'll be able to understand very much of it.  The minute you start talking about "string theory," "quantum cosmology," and "post-relativistic considerations of time" my head starts to spin.  In spite of that I'm looking forward to seeing this book.  New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy is due out this April.  It will be hardcover with 320 pages and sell for $28.00.  The catalog description follows:

"Contains the largest synthesis of contemporary rational approaches to God’s existence."
"Several books championing agnosticism or atheism have made their way into public consciousness of late. Though often popular, these books ignore the vast majority — if not the entirety — of the considerable evidence for theism that has come to light from physics and philosophy during the last forty years. New Proofs for the Existence of God responds to these incredible omissions by addressing five specific areas of contemporary research."
"An expert in philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, leadership, and other areas, Robert J. Spitzer thoroughly explores the latest discoveries in big bang cosmology and ontology — string theory, quantum cosmology, post-relativistic considerations of time, and more. Considered as a whole, this evidence is capable of grounding reasonable and responsible belief in a super-intelligent, transcendent, creative power that stands at the origins of our universe."
"Spitzer’s New Proofs for the Existence of God will appeal to readers interested in exploring the strongest rational foundation for faith that has come to light in human history. Indeed, this text is the most contemporary, complete, and integrated approach to rational theism currently available."
Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., is founder and president of Magis Institute for Faith and Reason, Irvine, California, former president of Gonzaga University, and host of a popular series on EWTN.

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