Rev. James Pike is pastor of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Huntington Beach, California. He received his M.Div. from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. He also works with non-profits helping victims of violence and those with developmental disabilities. For over a decade he performed live sketch, improv and stand-up comedy in Los Angeles.
Prof. Robert J. Valenza is the Dengler-Dykema Professor of Mathematics and the Humanities at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. He received his doctorate in mathematics from Columbia University and has published works in pure and applied mathematics, stylometry and philosophy (including metaphysics, aesthetics and the philosophy of science).
About The Book
A mind drawn to and trained in mathematics and science meets a mind drawn to and trained in religion. Both are fascinated by the other’s worldview and see the chance for a reciprocal expansion. A long conversation takes place with relentless questions exchanged—not to win an argument, but rather to find the truth. In this exploratory dialogue, scores of great images and ideas are brought to bear from both the scientific and religious worldviews, adding depth and color to a conversation that is as organic as it is profound. New ideas and new convictions arise, and where there cannot be resolution, there is at least clarity.
This is a living dialogue between Rev. James A. Pike and Prof. Robert J. Valenza on the presence of God in a world that for the last century has seemed to need Him less and less. Or is it more and more?
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