By Nicola Hoggard Creegan,Andrew Shepherd

How can one think in an age of doubt? How do we identify the secret of God in human phrases? Does nature communicate of the dignity of God? Does technology undermine religion? Is the matter of evil unanswerable? during this quantity scientists, theologians, philosophers, in addition to a historian and social scientist, take heavily the problem of figuring out and talking approximately God in an age of doubt and problem. All New Zealand writers, the authors replicate various kinds, inputs, and assumptions from “down under.” a few glance to reply to new atheists without delay, others indicate hyperlinks among trust and unbelief in any age. There are essays that express us new methods of interpreting previous texts. Scientists ponder nature, its symptoms, and its obscurity. we're faced additionally with the combined photo of trust and unbelief that the previous few hundred years unearths to us. each one of these essays have pop out of seminars and meetings wear through TANSA (Theology and the average Sciences in Aotearoa), a discussion board for dialogue and interpretation among scientists and theologians in New Zealand.

“This thought-provoking selection of essays from New Zealand, written from a Christian point of view and in keeping with sound theological and philosophical reasoning, makes an excellent addition to the starting to be literature serious of a few of the assertions and attitudes of the recent Atheists. I warmly commend this quantity to all who wish to be higher proficient approximately what the hot Atheists are asserting and who additionally desire to be larger outfitted to have interaction in discussion with them.”
—John R. Pilbrow
Emeritus Professor of Physics
Monash collage and previous President of ISCAST

Taking Rational hassle over the Mysteries is a awesome contribution to the modern dialogue of atheism. Its multidimensional strategy comprises a number of inventive (and occasionally provocative) contributions from a variety of disciplinary specialists. all of the members is ready to question ideological stances, Christian in addition to secular. instead of being in simple terms a theoretical treatise, it demanding situations considering (and residing) throughout a desirable compendium of issues of relevance to either Christians and non-Christians, even if scientists or non-scientists.”
—D Gareth Jones
Emeritus Professor, Anatomy and Bioethics
University of Otago

“Nicola Hoggard-Creegan and Andrew Shepherd have assembled a very good choice of interdisciplinary essays enticing with modern atheism. people with either scholarly and lay pursuits in theology, philosophy, technological know-how and arithmetic, spirituality, and heritage will locate a lot to stimulate their pondering here.”
—Stephen Garner
Lecturer in Theology
The collage of Auckland

Nicola Hoggard Creegan lectures in systematic theology at Laidlaw university. She is writer of Animal discomfort and the matter of Evil (OUP, 2013).

Andrew Shepherd works as a free-lance researcher and instructor in theology and ethics. he's the writer of The reward of the Other (Pickwick, forthcoming). he's the schooling Co-ordinator for A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand—a Christian conservation movement.

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