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PRODUCT TITLE A THEORY OF EVERYTHING (THAT MATTERS)
ISBN NUMBER 9781529377958
CATEGORY TYPE AUTHOR SECTION (SELECTED)
AUTHOR/EDITOR ALISTER MCGRATH
PUBLISHER H&S
PRODUCT Type. Books
Summary An overview of Einstein's theories and what they mean for Christian belief. Published on the 100th anniversary of the confirmation of the theory of relativity.
FORMAT HARDCOVER WITH JACKET
SELLING PRICE $31.50*
*price before member's discount

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In Light of Today’s Scientific Achievements, Do We Need God Anymore?
 
On 29th May 1919, British astronomers tested Einstein's theory of relativity by measuring the path of the stars travelling near the sun during an eclipse. On 7th November 1919, the results of that experiment were announced in London, proving Einstein's theory of relativity. A THEORY OF EVERYTHING (THAT MATTERS) has been written in celebration of this 100th anniversary.
 
Einstein’s revolutionary scientific ideas have transformed our world, ushering in the nuclear age. The current pace of scientific and technological progress is simply astounding. So is there any place for faith in such a world?
With the confirmation of Einstein's theories at the beginning of the twentieth century, our understanding of the universe became much more complex. What does this mean for religious belief, and specifically Christianity? Does it mean, as so many people assume, the death of God? 
 
Einstein himself gave careful thought to the deepest questions of life. His towering intellectual status means he is someone worth listening to when we think through the big questions of life:
 
Can Science answer all our questions?
Why is Religion so important in life?
How can we hold together Science and Faith?
 
In A THEORY OF EVERYTHING (THAT MATTERS) Alister McGrath - Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University - explores these questions and examines the life and work of Einstein.  He gives an overview of Einstein's thought and scientific theories, including his nuanced thinking on the difference between the scientific enterprise and beliefs outside its realm.
 
This groundbreaking book is for anyone intrigued by Einstein as one of the twentieth century's most iconic figures, who wants to know what his theories mean for religion, and who is interested in the conversation between science and religions more broadly.