We live in an increasingly secular world, and “naturalism” — the view nothing exists except matter and the physical world — is growing. As Christians, we defend a far more optimistic and transcendent world view. In this series, we review how discoveries in modern astronomy and cosmology are (1) compatible with a belief in a creator God, and (2) can be most rationally explained by a creator God who deliberately created a universe — or multiverse — that would become fruitful of life.
Presentations were by David Monyak.
3: A Multiverse with a Beginning? An Orderly, Rational, Comprehensible, Beautiful Universe. 2020 revision. Powerpoint file 81.2 MB
Stephen M Barr, Modern Physics and Ancient Faith. University of Notre Dame Press, 2006. ISBN: 978-0268021986.
Paul Davies, The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life? Mariner Books, 2008. ISBN: 978-0547053585.
Paul Davies, The Mind of God. The Scientific Basis for a Rational World. Touchstone, 1993. ISBN-13: 978-0671797188.
Geraint F. Lewis, Luke A. Barnes. A Fortunate Universe. Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos. Cambridge University Press, 2016. ISBN 978-1107156616
Delia Perlov and Alex Vilenkin, Cosmology for the Curious, Springer, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-57038-9.
Louis J Pojman, Philosophy of Religion, McGraw-Hill, 2001. ISBN: 978-0767408196.
Robert J Spitzer, New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 978-0802863836