In the Beginning: A Catholic Scientist Explains How God Made Earth Our Home
Sophia Institute Press, 192 pages
There is no necessary conflict between science and religious faith, and that goes also for our understanding of creation: the first chapters of Genesis are neither historical nor literal in the manner Fundamentalists claim. Some scientists go awry when they suggest the universe and its creatures developed spontaneously or randomly. Properly speaking, faith tells us God is the Creator of all, and science attempts to explain the processes by which creation develops. This volume does a good job of explaining the cosmos, creation, and evolution in a faith-friendly manner, all the while skewering scientific hubris. Well-written and enlightening.