While plenty of books discuss the interrelationship between faith and science, few explore the many facets of the subject as this book does. Confronting common misconceptions surrounding Catholic thought on various scientific developments, this collection of essays by leading scholars and educators helps us to understand and articulate Catholic teaching. The clear and accessible explanations offer us insights and ways to share the wealth of Church teaching on cosmology, creation, evolution, bioethics, ecology and technology.
Each chapter provides a brief scientific explanation of each of these topics and draws from Church documents and Catholic writers to help us grasp Church teaching. Critical challenges at the end of each essay offer concrete examples of dilemmas proposed by science and ways we can rethink the issues.
Teachers, religious educators and those intrigued by the dialogue between faith and science will discover a wealth of material in this book for discussion and further consideration for their schools and parishes. Rather than being left mystified by the perceived complexity of the discussion, they will discover clear and lucid explanations of these heated topics.
About the author
Rob Allore, SJ, PhD, is a geneticist at the University of British Columbia known for his research on gene therapy strategies for the nervous system. Raised in Belleville, ON, Allore completed his doctorate in immunology at the University of Toronto. In addition to his research appointment, he serves as the pastor of St. Mark’s parish at the University of British Columbia.