The Story of God [Ebook]
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|Format:||Electronic Book Text, 480 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 11 January 2011|
From the tiniest microchip to the information superhighway, the modern world is dominated by and dependent upon science. Yet whether we realize it or not, we live in an age where faith is still an important influence in our lives. The majority of Americans profess a belief in a Christian God and Islam acts as a unifying, energizing force for many of the world's most dispossessed people. In the UK congregations may be shrinking, but popular belief in the supernatural - ghosts and spirits, fortune-telling, faith healing - is stronger than ever. In The Story of God Robert Winston examines the relationship between science and religion across time, beginning with the primitive worship of early ancestors and concluding with a vivid portrait of faith in the modern world. Grand in scope, adventurous in tone - and written from the perspective of a respected scientist who is also committed to Judaism - this groundbreaking work traces a line across continents, cultures and eras.
About the Author
Robert Winston is one of the country's best-known scientists. As Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College, University of London, and Director of NHS Research and Development and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Hammersmith Hospital, he has made advances in fertility medicine and been a leading voice in the debate on genetic engineering. His television series include Making Babies, The Human Body, Human Instinct, Walking with Cavemen, The Human Mind and Child of Our Time and have made him a household name across Britain. He became a life peer in 1995. His most recent books, Human Instinct and The Human Mind, are also published by Bantam Books.
A personal journey into the world of science and religion.
Intelligent and readable TLS A lively and accessible guide to its subject. Simply and clearly written, illustrating its points with examples from popular culture, Winston's book is an enthusiastic starting point for the study of a fascinating area of human philosophy and psychology BOOKS QUARTERLY
|Publisher: ||Transworld Digital|