While most physicists are content with working out their daily problems through either quantum mechanics or relativity theory a smaller number of them, who concern themselves with foundational issues, see problems on the horizon. I sense a growing uneasiness among these researchers in that unifying these two pillars of science has been unsuccessful.
Some scientists suspect that the answer of unity lies in a yet undiscovered and deeper theory. String theory, while mathematically promising, depends on old paradigm classical structures (strings) and its extra dimensions cannot be empirically proved.
Theologians seem to be faced with a similar challenge. While most of the clergy are content with their denomination’s doctrines, some theologians are bothered that the Christian witness has lost its sense of wholeness and unity. Since all doctrine is formed from God’s Holy Word, some theologians suspect that a deeper exegesis (interpretation) is needed that will provide new frames of reference without doing violence to the historical sense of the narratives.
So, currently there is no unity in physics and no unity in Christian doctrine.
I follow these things because I attended seminary and belong to two organizations consisting of scientists, philosophers and theologians who are attempting to unify science and theology. They are the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (SSA).
It is useless trying to unify an incomplete science with an incomplete theology. Furthermore, science and theology use two different languages. It is into this fray that I have chosen to dive headfirst, the result of which will be a new book entitled Proving God that will be launched mid-March.
My strategy is to show that the Holy Word is also a scientific document. Thanks to the visionary insights of scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, my book offers new frames of reference by which biblical exegesis can be expanded to express the universal patterning principles of top-down causal process, the arrow of time, quantum gravity, multi-leveled realities, the emergence of matter and spacetime structure from a non-local, non-temporal and non-material realm (pre-geometric spiritual world), evolution of consciousness, the science of salvation and even bring various mysteries of faith within the cognitive ballpark of human reasoning.
Swedenborg’s discoveries offer a New Paradigm Bible for the post-modern world. Proving God will offer new frames of reference for the serious thinker and seeker with which Sacred Scripture can be interpreted through a more rational scientific language.
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