Science at the Doorstep to God
Science at the Doorstep to God
Today, there is more science-based evidence for God, the soul, and life after death than ever before. Then why are
scores of people turning to unbelief because of "science"? The answer is simple: they do not know the
Science at the Doorstep to God presents in depth the latest evidence to turn the rising tide of unbelief. Father Robert Spitzer, S.J., synthesizes eight recent studies confirming an intelligent creator of physical reality as well as a transphysical soul capable of surviving bodily death.
This is the most comprehensive scientific treatment of God and the afterlife to date. It combines natural scientific method, metaphysical method, medical studies, anthropological and genetics studies, and phenomenological descriptions, showing how each distinct method and data set reinforces the others.
It is critical for the Church to learn and share the fruits of this research and again to demonstrate the profound complementarity between the Catholic faith and science. Through reason, we can come to see not only the great intelligence of the Creator, but also signs of his love, goodness, and glory.
"This remarkable book summarizes hundreds of arguments, from hundreds of sources. It is amazing how much detail Father Spitzer has included: many lifetimes, it seems, of reading, research, and thinking. He translates the technicalities of science into laymen's language and does not waste a word. This guy is a genius!"
— Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Boston College; Best-selling author
"Enlisting the help of philosophy, mathematics, physics, neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, and anthropology, this impressive volume weaves together multidisciplinary answers to some of the greatest matters of inquiry."
— Michael Augros, Ph.D., Author, Who Designed the Designer?
"Father Spitzer is a remarkable man with a remarkable breadth of knowledge and understanding. Whatever your background and views, you will certainly learn a great deal from this stimulating, interesting book and have your intellectual horizons expanded."
— Stephen M. Barr, President, Society of Catholic Scientists
"Every graduate student in theology needs to read this book attentively. One day, when the Church recognizes the necessity of training its priests in the science that supports our beliefs, and seminaries institute a two-semester course on the unity of faith and science, this book will become the essential textbook."
— Thomas Sheahen, Ph.D., Director Emeritus, Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology
"A compelling answer to those who claim that belief in God is contrary to the deliverances of the sciences. Taking us from the outer world to the inner world, Father Spitzer shows us how each points toward a transcendent reality. His deep conversance with science, philosophy, and theology are on full display in this important book."
— Francis J. Beckwith, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University
"Father Spitzer's book is not so simple so as to lend itself to easy refutation. It is not so complex as to be unwieldy and impenetrable. It serves as a guidebook to the serious issues in mathematics, physics, philosophy, and other fields, and ties together these variant strands into a satisfying whole."
— James Sinclair, Senior Physicist, U.S. Navy
"In olden times, apologetics (reasoned arguments in defense of religious doctrine) relied on philosophy and theology. Nowadays, one has to defend the Church against scientism, the proposition that science explains everything. Thus, according to evangelists for scientism, God is an unnecessary (and for some, undesirable) figment of human imagination. Fr. Spitzer’s new work, as with others he has written, shows that evidence from science does not disprove the presence of God; rather everything that science truly says about the world argues for His presence, and does so as forcefully as do philosophical and theological considerations.
In this review I will summarize Fr. Spitzer’s arguments in “Science at the Doorstep to God” and also suggest some topics that might be suitable for further exploration.¹" Read more
— Robert Kurland, Ph.D., Physical Chemist, Harvard University
"The book’s descriptive subtitle surveys its contents: “Science and Reason in Support of God, the Soul, and Life after Death”. This new book is consistent with Fr. Spitzer’s purpose of reconnecting all human knowledge and aspiration with God in Jesus Christ, through the exploration of everything from our innate moral yearning to the discoveries of modern science. Fr. Spitzer’s constant aim, in fact, is to reconnect reason with Faith." Read more
— Jeff Mirus, Ph.D., Intellectual History, Princeton University