Can We Believe It?: Evidence for Christianity

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Mar 21, 2016 - Religion - 406 pages
Many people today believe that Christianity will not stand up to a scientific or intellectual investigation, and that science has all the answers. Such an attitude shows an ignorance of the wealth of available philosophical arguments and scientific information that Dr. Seber taps into in this book. Initially, he shows that mathematics and science are limited in what they can prove in spite of modern advances. He then summarizes his material using basic questions as ten chapter headings: Does God exist, is there a spiritual dimension, do we have free will, is the Bible reliable, who is Jesus, do miracles occur, why does God allow suffering and evil, is Christianity a blessing or a curse to society, what about evolution, and how can we get to know God? The reader may have other questions and a number are considered within each chapter, such as problems with philosophical materialism and atheism. He draws his material from many sources including statistics, physics, cosmology, genetics, philosophy, history, biochemistry, theology, psychology, archaeology, and biology. Comparatively, new subjects like epigenetics, chaos theory, and quantum mechanics, that many people are not aware of, are brought into the picture. These topics change our thinking about reality.
 

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Contents

Is There a God?
15
Is There a Spiritual Dimension?
73
7
85
Do We Have Free Will?
103
Bible Reliable?
131
Old Testament Codes
150
Who is Jesus?
183
Do Miracles Occur?
237
Why Does God allow Suffering and Evil?
253
Is Christianity a Blessing or a Curse to Society?
299
What About Evolution?
313
How Do We Get to Know God?
351
References
366
Index
383
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George Seber is an Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Auckland University, New Zealand, a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and recipient of the Hector medal in Information Sciences by the Society. He is the author, or coauthor, of seventeen books in statistics and, more recently, being a trained counselor/psychotherapist, has written an extensive book on counseling. He has published about ninety research articles in a wide variety of statistical subjects.

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