The Arthur C. Custance Centre for Science and Christianity explores the relationship between Science and Scripture while remaining faithful to the established facts of Science and the revealed truths of Scripture. We are scientifically sound and biblically based. We believe that the Bible conveys facts that are fully supported by science.
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Arthur C. Custance was educated at Private School in England and came to Canada in at the age of 19 After three years on a farm and two winters in the Canadian bush, he received a scholarship to attend the University of Toronto. In his second year he was converted to Christ, arid the experience so changed his thinking that he switched courses and five years later obtained an honours M.
When World War II broke out, he was appointed to the position of materials control in a crown corporation manufacturing firing control instruments in connection with Canada's war effort. Soon after the war ended his continuing biblical studies led to a keen interest in biblical archaeology and then in anthropology, especially as related to human origins.
He thus returned to the University of Toronto to obtain a Ph. However, just before this was completed, he was invited to become head of the human engineering laboratories of the Defence Research Board in Ottawa, and in he completed his Ph. Until retirement in he pursued a very active program of research into thermal regulation in the human body during heat stress under combat conditions.
His laboratory work led to the development of some entirely new techniques for the measurement of heat stress in active subjects. It concerned Arthur Custance that scientists know little or nothing about theology, and that theologians know little or nothing about science.
Since he believed that an established fact is as sacred as a revealed truth, his books form a bridge between science and theology. The hallmark of Christian scholarship is not that it states the Truth which it certainly ought to do but rather that it faces up to the Christian implications of the truths presented.
His writings are characterized by a rare combination of scholarly thoroughness and biblical orthodoxy. He is listed in the edition of American Men of Science. He published some 30 articles in Christian magazines, has contributed articles to 11 scientific journals, and has authored some 30 government reports and papers.
During to he wrote and published the Doorway Papers monographs covering a broad spectrum of scientific and biblical studies. In retirement he wrote 6 major books. On October 22, , in his 75th year, Arthur Custance made the journey out of time into eternity, and is now in the presence of his Lord and Saviour with whom he walked by faith for over fifty years.
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