Archive for May, 2014

Organization of this Web-Blog

Monday, May 26th, 2014

This is the blog for my books, which are three in number. The first two that I have written are “The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible” and “Science, Philosophy, and Jesus,” Volumes 1 and 2 respectively of the two-book series, “The Inevitable Truth.” These can be obtained through Amazon and Westbow Press and will soon be found in other venues. They are works of Christian apologetics, and Volume 1 especially pertains to the reality of God and existence as the unique Deity of the Bible. Volume 2 deals with Jesus, as God incarnate, more than does Volume 1. Both heavily emphasize the support of science, especially modern physics, for God’s existence–proof, I cannot but say–and for his Person as the God of Christian Scripture. Both also show how Platonic philosophy melds with the Bible to further support its veracity.

My third book, “Daily Doses of Jesus,” is a work of 366 devotionals designed for Christian believers to utilize in their daily thanksgiving, worship, and learning with regard to their faith.

I have the substantial blessing of an endorsement of “The Physics…” by Dr. Charles Taliaferro, Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, who has written thus about it: “Because medical doctors or physicians have made vital contributions to philosophy, from Maimonides, Avicenna, and John Locke in the history of philosophy to Raymond Tallis today, it should not surprise us to see Dr. James Frederick Ivey’s superb contribution to our philosophical reflection on the bearing of current physics on Biblical faith. Perhaps it takes a person well trained in the application of science in medicine to see the ways in which the application of science, especially modern physics, quantum mechanics, and relativity have important applications in our thinking about God, the Bible, and Judeo-Christianity. The terrain is not unexplored by philosophers, theologians, and popular writers, but it is rare to see the kind of engaging clarity, breadth, and conscientious, mature reflection to be found in Ivey’s book.”

A second endorsement I have received with regard to Volume 1 is from David A. Kaufmann, Ph.D., Past Secretary, Creation Research Society and Professor of Applied Physiology (Retired), University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl. He has written as follows: “In his book, The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible, Dr. James Ivey, although a physician, has done his homework in both the physical sciences and philosophy. He argues that modern physics, relativity and quantum mechanics strongly infer the existence of God. He concludes that the historical man, Jesus of Nazareth, was not a lunatic or a liar, but truly God. He submits that Biblical Christianity has all the truth in it and is radically different from all other faiths. His book is a must read for those who have problems with science versus theology.”

Marvin McMillin, PhD, retired professor and assistant dean of the Department of Education of the University of Florida at Gainesville, has been so kind as to help me with all three of my books by reading and assessing them, pointing out in the process how I might change some things. I am most grateful to him for this and for his endorsement of “Daily Doses….”

As of today, January 21, 2018, one hundred forty reviews of “The Physics…” are available for perusal on this book’s Amazon page. Forty-eight per cent, including the last six, of these are five-star critiques, and the average rating here is 4.0.

My books, “Things Are Not as They Seem,” and “Our Origin and Our Immortality,” are now obsolete; they contained essentially the same material as “The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible” and “Science, Philosophy, and Jesus.”

Following this organizational note, one will find a synopsis of “The Physics….” Next, there are biographical notes, questions and answers, an essay on evil as nothing other than subtraction from good, a treatise on our universe as the thought of God, and a picture of me.