BOOK TITLE: Torn Between Two Worlds – Science and Religion
AUTHOR: Shawn T Murphy
What makes this book so fascinating, is what it addresses; two fields of knowledge that appear to stand alone from each other; Science and Religion. The author talks about the gap between the two times the world has been destroyed and the missing information beforehand. It answers many of the questions about life before we knew it and much of the missing history in specifics in our past. Much of this history has been buried and today, unless researched has not been promoted and must be deeply researched to uncover.
This book ties together religion and science by using what is true and not what is politically motivated. It quotes many famous scholars works and fills in the gap that has always existed in science and religion. This book is based on enlightenment in its truest form. To read this book, be prepared to look at the truth. Not from only the author’s perspective but from years and years of research quoting scholars and historians minus political motivation; just pure facts and he provides the evidence within the book or where to obtain it if you question its authenticity.
Torn Between Two Worlds: Science and Religion points out a very important fact. In order to be a good philosopher, you must be a scientist first, tying in philosophy and science with religion. All three together can answer our past. One school of thought alone cannot. Origen of Alexandria, one of the greatest Christian Theologians, uses history to explain and tie together many of the different Christian schools of thought and also ties together some of the actual gaps in history itself by questioning what he doesn’t know.
Shawn T. Murphy is quick to point out that history and philosophy are based on fact, and when discovering a new fact, history needs to be corrected. He points out that prior to Socrates, there wasn’t a conflict between science and religion. In the third century AD, Origen of Alexandria wrote 32 books on the Gospel of John and completely explained how the wisdom of Socrates was aligned with the teachings of Solomon and Jesus. This book explains by the sixth century, the enlightened teachings of Origen, Jesus and Plato became a threat to The Roman Empire. Shawn T. Murphy manages in twelve months to show us through several teachings that we can make sense of the world, if we ask the right questions, which is what we should have been doing all along. It is worthy to point out that Shawn T. Murphy also addresses the failure of modern medicine because we focus on statistics more than fact. I must mention that in order to understand this book fully, you need to be aware of the Work of Origen of Alexandria, as he is referenced many times. It would also be invaluable to understand the work of Socrates as his work was considered invaluable until it was cast in the hands of the Spartans.
In summarization, we see that history has done its best to cover the truth, by hiding valuable work of many important scholars and factual evidence to support why it very well may hold water in our society. Science and Religion is the first in a series of three books, and I feel you must read and understand to fully comprehend the author’s viewpoints. One viewpoint I found fascinating is that logic and reason have been absent from religion for centuries and this author uses this book to reference enough evidence to know it’s not accurate. He also mentions sound evidence to support any of his theories. book 1 is part of a series of three books that look for answers to the questions, where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? Shawn T. Murphy is an excellent author and has a supporting knowledge base for all of his hypothesis in this book. This is a must read if you are looking for answers to human existence.
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