Christian believers employed their faith and biblical understanding to spark modern science.
Schaefer and Townes are only two examples of Christians who are seeking the truth about nature and God. Their approach is that modern science is founded on biblical thinking -- that there is an order in creation.
Schaefer says that the logical outcome of biblical thinking is modern science. That is, the seeds planted by the Christain scholars of the Middle Ages blossomed into the robust flowers of the scientific revolution.
Unlike the gods of mythology, random evolution or some "Big Bang," the God of the Bible created a stable, orderly world that can be described with mathematical precision.
Christian believers made up a Who's Who of the scientific revolution.
And in conjunction with the testimony of current scientists about their faith, there appears to be a movement to reclaim that historical connection.