Christianity and Quantum Physics

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This book examines scientific and philosophical foundations of the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum physics and judges it unfit for use in worldview formulation, Christian theology, or apologetics. Chapter 1 introduces the Copenhagen Interpretation. Chapter 2 argues that core components of the Copenhagen view conflict with realism and biblical beliefs about God and world. Chapter 3 examines applications of Copenhagen to sociology, philosophy, and science. Topics include feminism, race relations, finance, business management, epistemology, logic, and cosmology. Chapter 4 discusses applications in metaphysics and theology, with emphasis on holism, free-will, and divine action. Chapter 5 shows that the Copenhagen view is unsuitable for use in Christian theology and apologetics. First, it ensconces radical indeterminism as an ontological element of quantum theory. Second, there are scientific counter- indicators to the Copenhagen view. Third, entailments of the Copenhagen view run counter to the Christian worldview. Chapter 6 suggests avenues for continuing the science-theology dialogue in light of the current state of quantum science.

Autorentext

Jeremy Royal Howard holds a Ph.D. in Christian Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is Editor of Bibles and Reference Books for B&H Publishing, author of QuickSource Guide to Understanding Jesus, co-author of The New Eve, and a contributor to The Apologetics Study Bible and the HCSB Study Bible.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Christianity and Quantum Physics
Untertitel
Assessing the Fitness of the Copenhagen Interpretation for Use in Christian Theology and Apologetics
Autor
EAN
9783639102673
ISBN
978-3-639-10267-3
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Genre
Religion & Theologie
Anzahl Seiten
220
Jahr
2009
Untertitel
Deutsch
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