A Christian view of modern science /

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Author / Creator:Reymond, Robert L.
Imprint:Philadelphia : Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, [1964]
©1964
Description:30 pages ; 23 cm
Language:English
Subject:Religion and science -- 1946-
Religion and science.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/13219922
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Notes:Dr. Robert L. Reymond holds degrees from Bob Jones University and has done post-graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary. An ordained minister, he pastored a Baptist church in Johnson City, Tennessee, and served as Director of Religious Education of another in Greenville, South Carolina. Since 1961 he has served on the Bob Jones University faculty in the Department of Old Testament and is an editor for the newly-formed Craig Press, Nutley, New Jersey. - The Author.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 29-30).
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Summary:Modern man has come to regard modern science messianically; that is to say, his hopes for the establishment of the "kingdom of God" on earth rest in the assured results of the scientific enterprise. That such an attitude prevails is really not remarkable in view of the "breakthroughs" in atomic research, in space technology, in molecular biology, and in the field of medicine, not to mention the impact made upon him by the practical comforts and luxuries available today, made possible by an industrialized society, and the ease of modern life itself as compared to the way of life of only a generation ago. Carl F. H. Henry states the disconcerting truth that "such success has given scientism virtually the prestige and power of a new divinity." Around the world Everyman is lauding scientific achievement. What should be the Christian man's attitude toward modern science? The purpose of this essay is (1) to enunciate the biblical cosmogony and its implications for modern scientism, and (2) to set the controlling principles of the philosophy of science squarely in a Christian context, and to expose them as being in nature essentially non-Christian, which in turn should make it fairly easy for the concerned Christian to discern the limitations of his allegiance to modern science. - p. 5-7.