Essay 1: Science and the Church—a Short History
2.1—Prologue: the Greek World
2.2—St. Augustine, a Theologian for our Times
2.3—The Catholic Church, Midwife to Science
2.4—Science versus the Church: A Cold War?
2.5—Questions for Reflection
2.6–Science Background: Elements of Physics–Motion, Force, Energy
Essay 2: Ways of Knowing; The Limits of Science
1.1—Faith and Revelation
1.3—How Science Works
1.4—What Science Can’t Tell UBs
1.5—Questions for Reflection
1.6—Science Background: Case Studies on Heat and Energy—A Historical Perspective on how Science Works
Essay 3: Cosmology and Creatio ex Nihilo
3.1—Creatio ex Nihilo: Theology
3.2—In the Beginning: Cosmology
3.3—Intersections: Theology and Cosmology
3.4—Questions for Reflection
3.5—Science Background: Elements of Astronomy and Relativity
Essay 4: The Anthropic Principle—Are We Special?
1.1—The Anthropic Principle and its Cousins
1.2—Evidence from Physics
1.3—Evidence from Chemistry and Planetary Science
1.4—Evidence from Molecular Biology
1.5—The Anthropic Principle: Evidence for “Intelligent Design”?
1.6—Questions for Reflection
1.7—Science Background: Elements of Chemistry and Molecular Biology; Probability
Essay 5: Evolution
5.1—What is Catholic Teaching on Evolution?
5.2—How Did life begin?
5.3—Evolution, Theories and facts
5.4—Questions for Reflection
5.5–Science Background–Elements of Geology, Anthropology
Essay 6: Who Has a Soul?
6.1—Catholic Teaching about the Soul
6.2—Science: What it Can’t Say about Souls
6.3—Souls of Computers and Robots?
6.4—Questions for Reflection
6.5—Science Background: Elements of Neuroscience; Medical Imaging and Prayer
Essay 7: Miracles
7.1—What is a Miracle?
7.2—Examples of Miracles
7.3—How the Church Judges Miracles
7.4—Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?
7.5—Questions for Reflection