Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating ScienceAuthor: Stacy A. Trasancos
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication Date: 2016-10-10
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How can you, as a Catholic, explain what the Church teaches about the relationship between science and faith? Scientist, writer, and scholar Stacy Trasancos gives us ways we can talk about how science and our Catholic faith work together to reveal the truth of Christ through the beauty of his creation.
As a scientist who was led to Catholicism through her work, Stacy Trasancos has confronted some of the basic questions we all face. In Particles of Faith, she teaches us how to explain the symbiotic beauty between our curiosity expressed through science and our love of Christ and his Church.
Trasancos uses her own story, as well as encyclicals such as Pope Francis's Lumen Fidei, the deep reflections of theologians such as St. Thomas Aquinas, and the exacting work of Catholic scientists like Rev. Georges Lemaître (who proposed the game-changing Big Bang theory), to show how science and faith are interwoven and meant to guide us on the path to truth.
By the time you finish reading Particles of Faith, you'll be able to answer questions about, generate discussion on, and explain why science helps deepen your faith., you'll be able to answer questions about, generate discussion on, and explain why science helps deepen your faith.
Stacy A. Trasancos is a Catholic writer, scientist, editor, and teacher who also serves as editor emeritus of Catholic Stand, which she cofounded. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, Integrated Catholic Life, and Strange Notions, teaches chemistry and physics classes and is department chair at Kolbe Academy, and serves as an adjunct professor at Holy Apostles College and Seminary and Seton Hall University. She is the author of Science Was Born of Christianity. She teaches, researches, and writes from her family's 100-year old restored lodge in the Adirondack mountains, where her husband and children (and two German Shepherds) remain her favorite priorities.