Episode 43

Steve Barr


December 12th, 2019

28 mins 18 secs

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About this Episode

Steve Barr is professor of physics and director of the Bartol Research Institute at the University of Delaware. He is the president of the Society of Catholic Scientists and author of bestselling books on science and religion such as Modern Physics and Ancient Faith (Notre Dame) and The Believing Scientist (Eerdmans).

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  • Society of Catholic Scientists — The Society of Catholic Scientists is an international lay organization that fosters fellowship among Catholic scientists and witnesses to the harmony of faith and reason.
  • Book: Modern Physics and Ancient Faith — A considerable amount of public debate and media print has been devoted to the “war between science and religion.” In his accessible and eminently readable new book, Stephen M. Barr demonstrates that what is really at war with religion is not science itself, but a philosophy called scientific materialism. Modern Physics and Ancient Faith argues that the great discoveries of modern physics are more compatible with the central teachings of Christianity and Judaism about God, the cosmos, and the human soul than with the atheistic viewpoint of scientific materialism.
  • Book: The Believing Scientist: Essays on Science and Religion — Elegant writings by a cutting-edge research scientist defending traditional theological and philosophical positions. Both an accomplished theoretical physicist and a faithful Catholic, Stephen Barr in this book addresses a wide range of questions about the relationship between science and religion, providing a beautiful picture of how they can coexist in harmony.
  • Article: Attempts to Explain Cosmogony Scientifically
  • Video: Stephen Barr on Religion and Science: The Myth of Conflict — Stephen Barr, President of The Society of Catholic Scientists, discusses the unique relationship between faith and science and highlights how his organization combats this myth.
  • Book: Faith, Science, & Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge, Second Edition — In our modern scientific and technological culture, it is not an option for Catholics to ignore or have a shallow understanding of the relationship between religious faith and scientific knowledge. Such a lack of understanding limits our ability to spread the Gospel in a world that so needs the Good News of Jesus Christ. Dr. Chris Baglow's "Faith, Science, & Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge, Second Edition," presents this necessary knowledge.
  • Book: The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief — An instant bestseller, The Language of God provides the best argument for the integration of faith and logic since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity. It has long been believed that science and faith cannot mingle. Faith rejects the rational, while science restricts us to a life with no meaning beyond the physical. It is an irreconcilable war between two polar-opposite ways of thinking and living. Written for believers, agnostics, and atheists alike, The Language of God provides a testament to the power of faith in the midst of suffering without faltering from its logical stride.
  • Theme Song: "I Dunno" by grapes — I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque