How can my choices be totally free if God is in control of all things at all times and knows the end from the beginning? How can God hear my words and thoughts while listening to billions of others around the world at exactly the same moment? How can God be all-powerful and all-loving and yet allow so much suffering and evil?
These are complex paradoxes with far-reaching implications that have troubled people for centuries, testing the faith of those who believe in the biblical, personal God, and proving a stumbling block to those who do not.
But phenomena that seem impossible in the four-dimensional world we know (the three dimensions of space, plus the dimension of time) can become comprehensible when examined in the context of extra dimensions. Recent scientific discoveries have established that the equivalent of at least eleven dimensions exist. What are the implications of a personal God who can operate in and beyond such a realm?
The Bible is unique among the sacred writings of the world’s great religions, describing God as existing beyond the reaches of time and space as we know them. In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Hugh Ross examines scientific evidence that confirms the Bible’s declaration about God’s role in creation and may help explain some of the greatest paradoxes of the Christian faith.
Drawing on biblical teaching and scientific evidence that supports it, Dr. Ross invites us to know and experience God in a way we have never done before. As a result, our love and appreciation of him will be dramatically deepened, and the way we relate to him and to others—both believers and nonbelievers—will be changed forever.
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Praise for the Print Edition
Beyond the Cosmos brings the reality of God more fully before our minds and helps us love him with our whole being. We cannot love or believe a blank, but many parts of God’s revelation of himself and his world remain little more than a blank until qualified and gifted teachers lead us to greater clarity. Hugh Ross does that, giving the most difficult ideas in Christian teachings gripping new relevance to the realities of time and eternity.
—Dallas Willard, professor of philosophy, University of Southern California
- Title: Beyond the Cosmos
- Author: Hugh Ross
- Publisher: Navpress
- Publication Date: 1999
- Pages: 265
About Hugh Ross
Hugh Ross earned a B.Sc. in physics from the University of British Columbia and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Toronto. For several years he continued his research on quasars and galaxies as a post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. For eleven years he served as minister of evangelism at Sierra Madre Congregational Church.
Today he directs the efforts of Reasons to Believe, an institute founded to research and proclaim the factual basis for faith in God and his Word, the Bible. He also hosts a weekly television program called “Reasons to Believe” on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and a weekly live call-in radio program on several stations throughout the United States. Over the years, Dr. Ross has given hundreds of lectures, seminars, and courses, both in the United States and abroad, on Christian apologetics.
He lives in southern California with his wife, Kathy, and sons, Joel and David.