Academic journal article Currents in Theology and Mission

From the Big Bang to God: Our Awe-Inspiring Journey of Evolution

Academic journal article Currents in Theology and Mission

From the Big Bang to God: Our Awe-Inspiring Journey of Evolution

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From the Big Bang to God: Our Awe-Inspiring Journey of Evolution. By Lloyd Geering. Salem, Ore.: Polebridge Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-5981-5139-8. 195 pages. Paper. $20.00.

The central premise of this book is that we need a common story of human identity in order to address adequately the problems of the world. The Great Story told by science now provides this needed unified account. We have entered a new era in which science has replaced religion as the framing narrative of human life.

The bulk of this book is an accessible account of the universes evolution from the origin of the cosmos in the Big Bang to the development of the solar system, life on earth, and humanity. From there, Geering traces the origin of human language and thought, the genesis of the many gods as primitive attempts to explain nature, the emergence of the monotheistic religions, and then the rise of modern science 250 years ago, where his story ends. The attempts of the great world religions to give an "account of everything" and thus overcome cultural divisions have now been superseded by the success of science in actually accomplishing this. …

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