Of Ecclesiastes and More

Science and Faith Unraveled in One Life

by Salvestian Teller



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/29/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781973667636
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781973667629

About the Book

Was the Cold War a clash of belief systems or simply a race for technology? How did the Information Age of humankind begin at the end of the millennium? Is the evolution of species God’s awesome means of creation, or is it just a very long sequence of accidents? Is there evidence of a spiritual world beyond the material? Can science of the twenty-first century provide us with all the truth and meaning of life? The answers to these seemingly disparate questions could be found in the life of a computer science engineer who was involved in designing the first computers in his own country behind the Iron Curtain and who later emigrated to the West. His journey across technological advances, nations, cultures, worldviews, and political and social systems as they were changing dramatically at the end of the millennium is captivating.

The book considers the problems of humanity through the life of the baby boom generation during the Cold War—their upbringing and realizations, their aspirations, their challenges, their successes, their failures, and their disillusionment as they searched for something firmer to hold on to for the truth and the meaning of life. They experienced turbulence and trauma just in the apogee of their age when many are expected to bear fruit and enjoy it. Instead, they had to make life-changing decisions and dramatic moves that were very similar to the flying of an adult bird kept in a cage since birth. It was a quest for worldviews and value systems that required them to step out of the narrow profession and engage more actively with social and ethical issues in order to survive. The story is an unequivocal testimony to God’s magnificent grace to mankind.

About the Author

The author is a computer scientist and engineer who was actively involved in the design and implementation of the first mainframe computers in Bulgaria during the Cold War and who later emigrated to the West. In the 90-ies he took part in designing and implementing the first commercial medical image archiving and communication systems and standards there. He is a Christian, interested in the relation between science and theology, who organises seminars introducing people to Christianity. The Author lives in the UK and is awarded a PhD in Computer Science and a second degree in Medical Physics and Engineering from Imperial College London.