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Big Bang Cosmology and Theology

These pages describe the beginnings of Big Bang theory, the conviction that the universe is expanding from an initial singularity.

They examine the evidence for a Big Bang, and discuss the question is the Big Bang a moment of creation?

They then go on to look at more recent developments under the heading Stephen Hawking and the growth of quantum cosmology- in particular the Hawking-Hartle proposal for the early universe. An important element in the contemporary science-and-religion debate is that of theological responses to quantum cosmology.

The universe appears fine-tuned, as though by a ‘designer.’ We discuss the ‘anthropic coincidences’ and the remarkable uniformity of the universe. Then we discuss responses to this apparent fine-tuning:

We then evaluate these responses in analysing the anthropic arguments.

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Source: God, Humanity and the Cosmos  (T&T Clark, 1999)

Big Bang Cosmology and Theology

Index - God, Humanity and the Cosmos, 1999 T&T Clark

Big Bang Cosmology and Theology

Related Book Topics:

The Beginnings of Big Bang Theory
Evidence for a Big Bang?
Is the Big Bang a Moment of Creation?
Stephen Hawking and the Growth of Quantum Cosmology
The Hawking-Hartle Proposal for the Early Universe
Theological Responses to Quantum Cosmology
The ‘Anthropic Coincidences’
The Remarkable Uniformity of the Universe
The Weak Anthropic Principle
Anthropic Design Arguments
Many-Universes Models
The Strong Anthropic Principle
Analysing the Anthropic Arguments


Dr. Lawrence Osborn and Dr. Christopher Southgate in God, Humanity and the Cosmos. Published by T&T Clark.

See also:

Big Bang
Albert Einstein
Kitt Peak Telescope
Physics and Cosmology
Does God Act?
Was the Universe Designed?
Did the Universe Have a Beginning?
Books on Physics and Theology