18. Does God Love the Multiverse?

  1. J. B. Stump2 and
  2. Alan G. Padgett3
  1. Don N. Page

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch18

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

How to Cite

Page, D. N. (2012) Does God Love the Multiverse?, in The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (eds J. B. Stump and A. G. Padgett), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Bethel College, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335712

Online ISBN: 9781118241455

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Keywords:

  • Does God Love the Multiverse?;
  • Judeo-Christian tradition, of God's love for everyone;
  • parallels, between evolution and multiverse ideas;
  • fine-tuning in the universe;
  • “fine-tuning” of constants of physics in the universe;
  • good theories, plausible, fitting observations;
  • scientific objection to multiverse theory;
  • multiverse theory, undercutting argument of existence of God;
  • multiverses, ideas of present science, fine-tuned constants of physics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Parallels between Evolution and Multiverse Ideas

  • Fine-Tuning in Our Universe

  • Explanations for Fine-Tuning

  • The Growth of Our Knowledge of the Universe

  • Objections to Multiverse Ideas

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further Reading