Scientists of Faith: Georges Lemaitre
From Science & Faith, C. John Collins, Ch 15 p232 "Then in 1927 Georges Lemaitre, a Belgian Jesuit who had studied astrophysics at Cambridge, published a paper that solved Einstein's mathematical equations with an expanding universe. But this had consequences: an expanding universe would then have a beginning!"
Collins then quotes North, "Norton History of Astronomy and Cosmology": "Lemaitre had been ordained abbe in 1923. His science had strong theological relevance for him. An initial singularity was not something to be avoided, but a positive merit, a token of God's creation of the world."
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