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God: The Evidence argues that faith today is not grounded in ignorance. Patrick Glynn has written a book for seekers after truth.

God: The Evidence argues that faith today is not grounded in ignorance. It is where reason has been leading us all along. The advances of science and reason have taken us only so far. Belief in God and Following His commandments, once thought of as obsolete and meaningless to modern people, is once again in the advance. Glynn explores belief in an afterlife. He offers evidence of people's everyday happiness and how it is connected to the Divine. We have seen what atheistic cultures have to offer in the horrible wars and regimes of the 20th century.

Patrick Glynn lays out the astonishing new evidence that caused him to turn away from the atheism he acquired as a student at Harvard and Cambridge

Patrick Glynn lays out the astonishing new evidence that caused him to turn away from the atheism he acquired as a student at Harvard and Cambridge.

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Glynn's arguments for the existence of God put the burden of disproof on those intellectuals who think that the question has long since been settled. Andrew M. GreeleyBut now, in the twilight of the twentieth century, a startling transformation is taking place in Western scientific and intellectual thought. God: The Evidence argues that faith today is not grounded in ignorance. Patrick Glynn was raised religiously, lost his faith when it seemed that science had destroyed its foundations, and has rediscovered it again

God: The Evidence argues that faith today is not grounded in ignorance. Patrick Glynn was raised religiously, lost his faith when it seemed that science had destroyed its foundations, and has rediscovered it again. In this book he details some of the things that are in his quiver of evidence. I'm including a brief, brief summary here. 1- The anthropic principle, which can be colloquially summarized as: "For a bunch of random constants without design or intent, it's pretty amazing that they are all exactly right for human life.

Glynn next dives into near-death experiences, which are conclusive enough for him to now believe that life continues after death

Glynn next dives into near-death experiences, which are conclusive enough for him to now believe that life continues after death. He touches on healing power of prayer and the unconquerable spirit of man. He reaches the conclusion that faith is not grounded in ignorance; it is where reason has been leading us all along. Glynn is not a scientist, nor a physician, and none of these topics are presented in detail; instead, what he presents is enough frosting to make you think, to make you want to dig deeper into the evidence.

The second part of this book is even more problematic; Glynn employs psychological findings and near-death experiences as evidence for Go. An unconvincing attempt to prove the existence of God in a postmodern culture.

The second part of this book is even more problematic; Glynn employs psychological findings and near-death experiences as evidence for God. He rightly criticizes Freudian psychology for its hostility to religion and then goes on to argue that religious people are more likely to report happier, less traumatic lives than the nonreligious. It's always refreshing when intellectuals admit their mistakes, and to hear this Harvard-educated philosopher gracefully concede that his atheism was ""so dead wrong"" is nearly enough to melt a reader's heart.

God: The Evidence argues that faith today is not grounded in ignorance - Hans Küng "Patrick Glynn has written a thoughtful and provocative book about new scientific evidence for the existence of God and the inability of rationalism to deal with. Hans Küng "Patrick Glynn has written a thoughtful and provocative book about new scientific evidence for the existence of God and the inability of rationalism to deal with ultimate questions. Robert H. Bork "Elegantly written and absorbing.

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In the modern age science has been winning its centuries—old battle with religion for the mind of man. The evidence has long seemed incontrovertible: Life was merely a product of blind chance—a cosmic roll of an infinite number of dice across an eternity of time. Slowly, methodically, scientists supplied answers to mysteries insufficiently explained by theologians. Reason pushed faith off into the shadows of mythology and superstition, while atheism became a badge of wisdom. Our culture, freed from moral obligation, explored the frontiers of secularism. God was dead. "Glynn's arguments for the existence of God put the burden of disproof on those intellectuals who think that the question has long since been settled." — Andrew M. GreeleyBut now, in the twilight of the twentieth century, a startling transformation is taking place in Western scientific and intellectual thought. At its heart is the dawning realization that the universe, far from being a sea of chaos, appears instead to be an intricately tuned mechanism whose every molecule, whose every physical law, seems to have been design from the very first nanosecond of the big bang toward a single end—the creation of life. This intellectually and spiritually riveting book asks a provocative question: Is science, the long-time nemesis of the Deity, uncovering the face of God? Patrick Glynn lays out the astonishing new evidence that caused him to turn away from the atheism he acquired as a student at Harvard and Cambridge. The facts are fascinating: Physicists are discovering an unexplainable order to the cosmos; medical researchers are reporting the extraordinary healing powers of prayer and are documenting credible accounts of near-death experiences; psychologists, who once considered belief in God to be a sign of neurosis, are finding instead that religious faith is a powerful elixir for mental health; and sociologists are now acknowledging the destructive consequences of a value-free society. God: The Evidence argues that faith today is not grounded in ignorance. It is where reason has been leading us all along.

Comments: (7)

Vushura
Glynn begins with a rush, the first half of his book fresh and compelling. He loses steam, however, meandering from the hard comparisons of science and religion with his journey into Near Death Experiences.
The NDE stuff is interesting for sure, but does not offer the meat I was looking for...only bone.
Still, the scientific accuracy and relevance is worth the read. Glynn acknowledges that an evidentiary case cannot be made for the Supreme Being, but that the scientific evidence, which was once thought to refute God's existence, now seems to suggest a central purpose in the creation of the Universe and life as we know it.
you secret
My son is a Christian, although he has had problems in the area. It helps him to read things like this and he's the type to get a lot out of the scientific part. He knows but he wants to see more. When a young man who claimed to be an atheist joined my son-in-laws youth group, it was a challenge. Wives are always involved if the husband is in this kind of ministry and my daughter worried about this young man. The boy also became friends with my grandson. He no longer calls himself an atheist but he isn't really a believer yet either. My son, who has had many problems, immediately told my daughter about this book and quoted things from it to her. He gave his book to her to give this boy. The booked was well used, stained and pages curled. I started crying because this book had made such a difference in my sons life. I couldn't let him give it away so I bought another copy for the boy. I hope this boy will get all from it that my son did. They are both the type that want to read things to back up what they believe. If this made such a difference in my sons life then I gladly bought it for this young man. My son has come so far and this helped his questioning mind.
Hidden Winter
Patrick Glynn has written a book for seekers after truth. The advances of science and reason have taken us only so far. Belief in God and Following His commandments, once thought of as obsolete and meaningless to modern people, is once again in the advance.

Glynn explores belief in an afterlife. He offers evidence of people's everyday happiness and how it is connected to the Divine. We have seen what atheistic cultures have to offer in the horrible wars and regimes of the 20th century. It is clear that belief in God and folowing the precepts of morality lead to better, more productive lives. There is such a thing as good and evil, and moral ambiquity is definitely not a blueprint for happiness.

Thank you for your book, Patrick Glynn.
Huston
Excellent! It is a well-written, compelling and logical account of Patrick's Glynn's search for truth. His honesty in that search, gives me a glimmer of hope for higher education. Would that more scholars take a lesson from Mr. Glynn and pursue truth honestly and without intimidation by the finings.The process might surprise you and certainly will enrich your students!
Wnex
Its is a great book for those who have an inquring mind and want to know more about God and science and how they go together. Very well written. I recommend it greatly.
GAZANIK
This book's outstanding discussion of the anthropic principle convinced me that there is indeed an Intelligent Designer behind our universe -- a Designer who turned out to be (gasp!) the biblical God I'd spent my entire life avoiding. What a great place to launch an investigation into the questions of where we came from, what we're doing here, and where we're going.
Coiril
I love this book so much that I have bought three copies and continually give them away to friends to read and I end up buying another copy for myself!! This is the book that sets the record straight about the proof supporting the fact that God exists, proofs that cannot be denied by even the most intelligent and hard headed skeptic. This book should convince anyone of sound mind that God must exist. Buy it, read it, then give it to a friend and tell them to do the same!
The best book I have read on the relationship of God, Faith, and Science.
God: The Evidence: The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in a Postsecular World download epub
Religious Studies
Author: Patrick Glynn
ISBN: 0761509410
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Religious Studies
Language: English
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles (October 22, 1997)
Pages: 216 pages