Dr Francis S. Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world's leading scientists, working at the cutting edge of the study of DNA, the code of life. Yet he is also a man of unshakable faith in God. How does he reconcile the seemingly unreconcilable? In THE LANGUAGE OF GOD he explains his own journey from atheism to faith, and then takes the reader on a stunning tour of modern science to show that physics, chemistry and biology -- indeed, reason itself -- are not incompatible with belief. His book is essential reading for anyone who wonders about the deepest questions of all: why are we here? How did we get here? And what does life mean?
Can a Scientist Really be a Believer? : a Geneticist Responds to Francis Collins
Author: George C. Cunningham
The author presents a point-by-point rebuttal to Francis Collins's work The Language of God, arguing that there is no scientifically acceptable evidence to support belief in a personal God and much that discredits it. Original. 10,000 first printing.
The Language of God in History reinterprets history and archeology within a biblical framework. It also refutes the atheistic humanism behind modern archeological, scientific, and historical viewpoints. Archeological evidence is then re-examined through a biblical worldview, revealing how many ancient buildings appear to have originally been designed not to worship Pagan deities, but the one true God. By deciphering the Language of God hidden in these ancient structures, some startling conclusions are drawn concerning the spiritual teachings of the godly people before the Flood - especially the prophet Enoch. The pyramids of Egypt's Old Kingdom are particularly examined as possible storehouses of antediluvian spiritual and scientific wisdom. Next, using facts found in the Bible and the Book of 1 Enoch, the Nephilim, and the possible causes of the Great Flood are explored, as well as the swift Post-Flood devolution of mankind into sin - as Noah and Shem's righteous witness were forgotten, paganism spread across the globe, and Yahweh's truths were gradually perverted - just as they had been prior to the Flood. Finally, the rise and fall of ancient Israel, the facts behind their migrations in the Diaspora, and the re-immergence of Israel in modern times is discussed in preparation for the study of biblical prophecy in the final book of this series.
Interpretation and Politics in Philo of Alexandria
Author: Francesca Calabi
Pubpsher: University of South Florida
Calabi analyzes Philo's exegetical work related to interpreting and explaining the revelation given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. Given that in the Hebrew Bible every single letter is basic to the expression of reality and cannot be modified, what is the relation between the Hebrew text, the Greek text utilized by Philo, and reality? Has the translation the same sacred character and authority as the original? Can both texts equally constitute a valid basis for every interpretation? The first two chapters of the book examine the relation between interpretation of the Law and its application, while the third focuses on the type of exegesis conducted by Philo, on its hermeneutic principles, and on the interpretative modes, which are also found in the Greek commentaries and/or in rabbinical literature.
World-renowned scientist Francis Collins and fellow scientist Karl Giberson show how we can embrace both science and faith, without compromising either. Their fascinating treatment explains how God cares for and interacts with his creation while science offers a reliable way to understand the world he made.
Traditionally, scholars have traced the origin of Christianity to a single source - the kingdom of God as represented in the message of the historical Jesus. Through a rhetorical critical analysis of one of the most important texts in early Christian literature (the Beelzebul controversy), Michael L. Humphries addresses the issue of Christian origins, demonstrating how the language of the kingdom of God is best understood according to its locative or taxonomic effect where the demarcation of social and cultural boundaries contributes to the emergence of this new social foundation. Humphries establishes the Q and Markan versions of the Beelzebul controversy as relatively sophisticated compositions that are formally identified as elaborate chreiai (a literary form used in the teaching of rhetoric at the secondary and post-secondary level of Greco-Roman education) and that offer an excellent example of the rhetorical manipulation of language in the development of social and cultural identity.
Interpreting Nature in Early Modern Science and Medicine
Author: James Joseph Bono
Pubpsher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
This remarkably ambitious work relates changes in scientific and medical thought during the Scientific Revolution (circa 1500–1700) to the emergence of new principles and practices for interpreting language, texts, and nature. An invaluable history of ideas about the nature of language during this period, The Word of God and the Languages of Man also explores the wider cultural origins and impact of these ideas. Its broad and deeply complex picture of a profound sociocultural and intellectual transformation will alter our definition of the scientific revolution. James J. Bono shows how the new interpretive principles and scientific practices of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries evolved in response to new views of the relationship between the “Word of God” and the “Languages of Man” fostered by Renaissance Humanism, Neoplatonism, magic, and both the reformed and radical branches of Protestantism. He traces the cultural consequences of these ideas in the thought and work of major and minor actors in the scientific revolution—from Ficino and Paracelsus to Francis Bacon and Descartes. By considering these natural philosophers in light of their own intellectual, religious, philosophical, cultural, linguistic, and especially narrative frameworks, Bono suggests a new way of viewing the sociocultural dynamics of scientific change in the pre–modern period—and ultimately, a new way of understanding the nature and history of scientific thought. The narrative configuration he proposes provides a powerful alternative to the longstanding “revolutionary” metaphor of the history of the scientific revolution.
God desire intimacy with us, and He has put in our hearts a longing to know Him intimately. But how do we reach Him? How do we break through the stronghold of death and religion to experience intimacy with God. Learn to discern God's voice, and have Him listen to you. Enter in a realm where you are in constant interactions with God. Experience romance with divinity and let every aspect of your life become prophetic. Enter into the heart of God, know the secret things of the Most High as you learn to decode the language of God.
Metagetics is a revolutionary approach to scriptural interpretation. What if a new relationship with the Bible could be formed for you, the freethinking individual with an open heart and discerning mind? What if this relationship connected heart and mind to immerse you in the mystical experience and mindful interpretation that leads to masterful living? What if it liberated you from the limitations of the past through the revelation of a fresh outlook on the present, and a new possibility for the future? ... In its application to the Bible, metagetics reaches into the writings and stories from ages of human struggle, evolution, and wisdom to draw forth the spiritual teachings that are as powerful and pertinent today as they were several millennia ago. It then shapes these teachings into language and practices that not only work for your life, but also have the potential to uplift all of humankind. In this way, it pierces the veil of time and space, connecting you with the whole of human evolution and bringing you to the next phase of your own spiritual development and personal fulfillment.