Mission to Saturn
Mission to Saturn

Mission to Saturn

The Story of A Debate about Science and God


352 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $53.95)

Publication Date: January 2022

ISBN 9780824550554

Price: $39.95


An honest dialogue between experts in science and theology that utilizes a truly unique narrative conceit

Artfully framed as a suspenseful space mission to Saturn, this book offers astounding, honest encounters between physics and religion—a SciFi novel doubling as a textbook that will prove challenging yet accessible to lay readers. Among the crew members of the spaceship are an astrophysicist and a theologian deeply engaged in big conversations. For example, does a hurricane on Titan have anything to do with the Easter message? This book, unusual in its scope, breaks open new pathways in the much needed meeting of science and religion in today's society.

Author Biography

Arnold Benz is an astrophysicist and professor at the ETH Zurich, where he led the group for Radioastronomy and Plasma astrophysics. His research activities concentrate on dynamic processes in star and planet formation. He was Principal Investigator of the X-ray telescope STIX and lead Co-Investigator for the Herschel Space Observatory. He was president of Division II of the International Astronomical Union and of the European Solar Radioastrionomers. Samuel Vollenweider is a pastor of the Evangelical-Reformed Church of Zurich and a professor at the University of Zurich of New Testament Studies. His studies focus on early Christendom, St. Paul's letters, and early Christian literature. He is the editor of Protestant-Catholic Commentary, Basics of the New Testament, and he is co-editor of the Yearbook for Biblical Theology, New Testament Studies, and Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, among others.