How Faith Can Survive Its Encounter with Science
By John Van Hagen
In Rescuing Religion, John Van Hagen argues that psychological theories and models of psychotherapy can help one hold on to a religious worldview while simultaneously living in a world increasingly described in scientific terms. Rescuing Religion grapples with that tension as it focuses on science’s recent challenges to the historicity of the major Bible stories: Moses never existed, Jesus did not start a church. Such challenges present an opportunity for religious growth. We can go behind Bible stories and glimpse the storytellers who, in their own times, faced enormous crises of faith. We can learn from their struggles. And, like those ancient authors, we can search for God’s power, even as we realize that we can only describe it in finite terms.