9781846943447

The Flaw in the Universe

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    9781846943447

  • ISBN10:

    1846943442

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-10-16
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

When we look at the world around us, one of the most common observations is that things have a tendency to go wrong. People make mistakes, have accidents and some of them commit deliberate acts of violence. Disease affects every single species of plant and animal on the planet. Natural disasters kill millions of people and decimate animal populations. Countless people and animals suffer through no fault of their own. Scientists explain these events in various ways depending upon whether they involve errors in human choices and actions or whether they are caused by natural events. Theologians give us a different set of religious explanations. At times it can appear as if there is a fundamental flaw in the universe. In this book, Adrian Hough uses his training and expertise as both a scientist and a theologian to approach this flaw from both directions and comes up with the astonishing result that both sets of reasoning might have the same fundamental explanation.

Author Biography

Adrian Hough has degrees in science and theology from Oxford University. After scientific research he trained for ordination and is now chaplain to the Bishop Exeter in England.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 1
Prefacep. 3
Introductionp. 8
Sin, Disaster, Death and Salvationp. 12
The Second Law of Thermodynamicsp. 18
The Second Law and Sinp. 22
The Relationship between Science and Theologyp. 29
An Historical Perspectivep. 29
The Nature of the Relationshipp. 33
Similarities in Methodologyp. 43
Describing One Worldp. 51
Sin and the Second Lawp. 59
The Second Law in More Detailp. 60
Entropy and Sinp. 65
Time and Freedomp. 70
The Worldviewp. 75
Atonement and the Second Lawp. 81
Theories of the Atonementp. 82
Death and Sufferingp. 92
Entropy and Atonementp. 99
Freedom and the Crossp. 103
Doctrine and the Second Lawp. 107
The Doctrine of Godp. 108
The Doctrine of the Resurrectionp. 117
The Doctrine of Creationp. 127
The Eucharistp. 137
Where Do We Go From Here?p. 141
Experience or Faith? Science and Theology Revisitedp. 141
The Tale of Three Gardens: A Mythp. 150
Notesp. 154
Bibliographyp. 163
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