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Test of Faith (Leader's Guide)

Test of Faith (Leader's Guide)

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Is God a delusion? Are science and Christian faith incompatible? Ten scientists tell their stories.

Test of Faith is an innovative new resource designed for use by small groups wishing to explore big issues raised by science for both faith and ethics. It introduces a wide range of hot topics including:
* Are science and Christianity in conflict?
* Has the Big Bang pushed God out of the universe?
* Is evolution compatible with religious faith?
* Is cloning ethical?
* Are humans no more than biological machines?

Contributors include: Dr Francis Collins, Professor Alister McGrath, Dr Ard Louis, Dr Jennifer Wiseman, Professor Bill Newsome, Rev Dr John Polkinghorn, Rev Dr Alasdair Coles, Dr Deborah B. Haarsma, Professor Rosalind Picard, Professor John Bryant.

Test of Faith is designed to enable non-specialists to join the discussion. It allows small groups to unpack these issues, and discuss them at a level and pace that suits the group. It is flexible so that users can choose the topics that they want to cover.

This Leader's Guide accompanies the Test of Faith DVD, and provides all the content of the Study Guide plus suggested responses to questions, critical background information, and opportunities for taking these issues further.



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About "Test of Faith (Leader's Guide)"

Is God a delusion? Are science and Christian faith incompatible? Ten scientists tell their stories.

Test of Faith is an innovative new resource designed for use by small groups wishing to explore big issues raised by science for both faith and ethics. It introduces a wide range of hot topics including:
* Are science and Christianity in conflict?
* Has the Big Bang pushed God out of the universe?
* Is evolution compatible with religious faith?
* Is cloning ethical?
* Are humans no more than biological machines?

Contributors include: Dr Francis Collins, Professor Alister McGrath, Dr Ard Louis, Dr Jennifer Wiseman, Professor Bill Newsome, Rev Dr John Polkinghorn, Rev Dr Alasdair Coles, Dr Deborah B. Haarsma, Professor Rosalind Picard, Professor John Bryant.

Test of Faith is designed to enable non-specialists to join the discussion. It allows small groups to unpack these issues, and discuss them at a level and pace that suits the group. It is flexible so that users can choose the topics that they want to cover.

This Leader's Guide accompanies the Test of Faith DVD, and provides all the content of the Study Guide plus suggested responses to questions, critical background information, and opportunities for taking these issues further.


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Meet the Authors

Ruth Bancewicz

Ruth Bancewicz is a research associate at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, working on the positive interaction between science and faith, and the 'Test of FAITH' resources project. After reading Genetics at Aberdeen University, she completed a PhD at Edinburgh University, based at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, working on gene-environment interactions during verterbrate development. She spent two years as a part-time postdoctoral researcher at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh University, while also working as the Development Officer for Christians in Science - a post she held for three years, before moving full-time to the Faraday Institute to develop the 'Test of FAITH' resources, the first of which were launched in 2009.

Faraday Institute For Science And Religion

[The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is an academic research enterprise based at St Edmund's College, Cambridge. The Institute has four main activities:

1.Scholarly research and publication on science and religion, including the organisation of invited groups of experts to write joint publications.
2.To provide short-term courses in science and religion.
3.To organise seminars and lectures on science and religion.
4.To provide accurate information on science and religion for the international media and wider public.

The Faraday Institute has a Christian ethos, but encourages engagement with a wide diversity of opinions concerning interactions between science and religion, without engaging in advocacy. It aims to provide accurate information in order to facilitate informed debate.

The Faraday Institute derives its name from Michael Faraday (1791-1867), one of Britain's best-known scientists, who saw his faith as integral to his scientific research.]

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A credible, quality compilation
5 stars By James Garth, Mar 12 2010
This short book contains ten unique testimonies from some highly distinguished Christian thinkers who are also scientists at the top of their game.  Contributors include Francis Collins, John Polkinghorne and Alister McGrath.  It is a credible, thoughtful and encouraging compilation which establishes that no conflict need exist between mainstream science and Christian theism.
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Great science/faith dialogue
5 stars By Gareth, Nov 06 2009
If you're interested in really pursuing the issues facing current science, and wanting to do it with theological and intellectual integrity, this DVD is a great resource. The driving force behind it is the UK-based Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, drawing upon eminent thinkers such as Alister McGrath, Francis Collins and John Polkinghorne. The DVD is not afraid to pose the toughest questions of its interviewees, who honestly and thoughtfully engage. Whether you are already well acquainted with the science/faith interface, or if you're still wondering whether they can even co-exist, this DVD will be a blessing to all.
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