“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
As Albert Einstein explained this, his own creed: “A religious person is devout in the sense that he has no... More > doubt of the significance of those superpersonal objects and goals which neither require nor are capable of rational foundation.” Einstein — father of relativity theory and of the light quantum — was a deeply religious person in this sense: He saw that faith and reason were inseparable.
A hundred years after Einstein’s pioneering work, his sense of the inseparability of faith and reason has been lost, replaced by a philosophic materialism that has penetrated modern-day science — which has recast the complementarity of faith and reason as the triumph of rationality over superstition.
This book seeks to restore the proper relations between faith and reason. Its sources are Greek metaphysics and Judeo-Christian theology — the dual roots of the Western cultural tradition which gave birth to systematic science.< Less