Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Faith & Brilliant: 25 Catholic Scientists, Mathematicians, & Supersmart People (2 Book Set)

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  • Pair of fascinating books on rarely-discussed topics
  • Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Faith: Are We Alone in the Universe with God and the Angels?
  • Brilliant: 25 Catholic Scientists, Mathematicians, & Supersmart People
  • Enthralling insights into science and Catholicism

If you've ever wondering what the Church has to say about aliens and the possibility of extraterrestrial life, this book set is the one for you. Fit for readers of any age, this set provides satisfying answers to all curious Catholic minds.

Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Faith: Are We Alone in the Universe with God and the Angels?

Does intelligent life exist beyond earth?

For more than half a century, the question of extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) has been widely dismissed in our culture. That wasn’t always the case. Some of the best minds of the last twenty-five centuries in Western civilization have grappled with this mystery.

In Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Faith, best-selling author Paul Thigpen begins with a fascinating historical survey of the public conversation about ETI, tracing the thought of prominent Catholics and others. Well-known figures such as Plato, Saint John Chrysostom, René Descartes, Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, and C. S. Lewis all speculated about the possibilities of life beyond our planet. Even Catholic saints and blesseds spoke of ETI, such as Pope Saint. John Paul II, Saint (Padre) Pio of Pietrelcina, and Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich.
In light of this history, readers will discover answers to these questions:

  • How do Scripture and Catholic teaching shed light on this topic?
  • Are alleged encounters with ETI simply a form of demonic deception?
  • Is belief in ETI compatible with the Catholic Church’s teaching?
  • What might be the spiritual and moral status of ETI, and what relationship might they have to Jesus Christ?
  • Would the confirmed existence of ETI undermine the Christian faith, as some have claimed?
  • How can thinking about ETI deepen our faith and enhance our understanding of the Church’s teaching about God and His creation, Jesus Christ and salvation, and God’s ultimate intention for His creatures?

Still more, a concluding appendix addresses the related issue of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and the speculation surrounding them.

Recent developments in astrophysics, technology, and UFO-related disclosures by the Pentagon have reawakened the public discussion about ETI. Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Faith is a thorough guide to navigating the conversation from a faithful Catholic perspective.

Brilliant: 25 Catholic Scientists, Mathematicians, & Supersmart People

Think faith and science don’t go together? Think again! It’s important to teach children at a young age that faith and science are complementary! Too many people today—adults and children—think that faith and science don’t go together. In fact, many people who leave the Catholic Church report that they don’t believe faith is compatible with science. Sadly, one study found that the median age of people who leave the Church is surprisingly young: thirteen. In an effort to help children learn about the relationship between faith and science, the Daughters of St. Paul, a premiere publisher of Catholic children’s books for over seventy years through Pauline Books & Media, have partnered with the Word on Fire Institute to present an exciting new book for children: Brilliant! 25 Catholic Scientists, Mathematicians, and Supersmart People. The book introduces children to many of the Catholics who have been behind groundbreaking discoveries in science and math for centuries. Children will embark on an adventure through history where they’ll meet faith-filled pioneers in every field from anatomy to astrophysics. They’ll walk in the footsteps of these supersmart Catholics who changed the world and learn how?brilliant?they can be when they unite faith and science!

  • Twenty-five biographies of some of the greatest Catholic scientists, mathematicians, and inventors
  • Writing is not dry and textbook-like but fun and inviting
  • Gorgeous illustrations for each person highlighted
  • For children ages 7-11
  • Includes a helpful Glossary of both scientific and religious terms

Dimensions and Specifications

Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Faith: Are We Alone in the Universe with God and the Angels?

  •  Author: Paul Thigpen, PhD
  • 456 Pages
  • Hardcover

Brilliant: 25 Catholic Scientists, Mathematicians, & Supersmart People

  •  Author: Warren David
  • Pages: 112
  • Format: Hardcover

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