Are there viable pathways from nature to God? Natural theology is making a comeback, stimulated as much by scientific advance as by theological and philosophical reflection. There is a growing realization that the sciences raise questions that transcend their capacity to answer them—above all, the question of the existence of God. So how can Christian theology relate to these new developments?
In this landmark work, based on his 2009 Gifford Lectures, Alister McGrath explores the implications of the apparent “fine-tuning” of the universe for natural theology. Exploring a wide range of physical and biological phenomena and drawing on the latest research in biochemistry and evolutionary biology, McGrath draws out the implications of our new understanding of the natural world for traditional debates about the existence of God.
The celebrated Gifford Lectures have long been recognized as making landmark contributions to the discussion of natural theology. A Fine-Tuned Universe is set to make a significant contribution to discussion of natural theology, to the dialogue between science and religion, and to the advancement of Christian apologetics. It will be essential reading for those looking for a rigorous engagement between science and the Christian faith.