Christianity and Extraterrestrials?

A Catholic Perspective

by Marie I. George



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/22/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9780595358274
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9780595802906

About the Book

Does ETI existence spell the death of Christianity? The increasingly popular answer is "yes". Marie George argues, to the contrary, that Christian belief is compatible with ETI existence, by examining Roman Catholic teaching and Scripture. She then makes a case that while Christian belief does not exclude ETI existence, it does render it improbable. George goes on to expose the faulty reasoning behind the common opinion that science indicates that the universe surely contains other intelligent life forms. She closes with speculations on what the Catholic Church might eventually say about ETIs. Central to her analysis is the cosmic role of Christ.

"I appreciate arguments like those in Christianity and Extraterrestrials?, laid out carefully and investigated thoroughly. If more writers proceeded with Dr. George's care and courtesy, there would be new hope for peace in the world."

John L. Barger, Ph.D.
Publisher, Sophia Institute Press

"Although some of Dr. George's claims are controversial, she is clearly an author seeking the truth and open to opposing arguments. Moreover, she has sought out the best sources and used them wisely-in short, an admirable scholarly presentation."

Michael J. Crowe
Cavanaugh Professor Emeritus, University of Notre Dame and author of The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750–1900

About the Author

Marie I. George is Professor of Philosophy at St. John?s University, New York. An Aristotelian-Thomist, she holds a PhD from Laval University, and a MA in biology from Queens College. She has received a number of awards from the Templeton Foundation for her work in science and religion.