Monthly Archives: June 2009

CS Lewis: Outside the Pale?

Last week in A Fine Tuned Universe 3 I posted on Augustine and his view of creation. Augustine’s conviction that science and reason cannot conflict in any foundational way with the faith is expressed in his work The Literal Meaning … Continue reading

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A Fine Tuned Universe? 3

Chapter eight of Alister McGrath’s new book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with the views of Augustine of Hippo on creation. Augustine and the relationship of Augustinian thought to evolution and Darwinian natural … Continue reading

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A Fine Tuned Universe? 2

The first section of Alister McGrath’s new book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with his vision of a Trinitarian natural theology. As is typical in almost anything by McGrath the section rambles and … Continue reading

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A Fine Tuned Universe? 1

Today we begin a series of posts looking at Alister McGrath’s new book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology. This book is an enlarged version of his 2009 Gifford Lectures in which McGrath examines the … Continue reading

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Tiktaalik roseae and Friends

Nay, fly to Altars; there they’ll talk you dead; For Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread. The Fool referred to by Alexander Pope was the literary critic of his day. Fear not – I intend no literary criticism. … Continue reading

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What About Miracles?

John Polkinghorne has written an excellent little book Quarks, Chaos & Christianity ruminating on questions related to science and religion. Polkinghorne is a theoretical physicist and an Anglican priest – and his thoughts are always worth considering. Today I would … Continue reading

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Darwin and the Bible 3

A couple of months ago we had two posts based on a book Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation – (first, second). This book was designed (with only modest success) to “help readers understand the nature, history, and passions … Continue reading

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The Primacy of Scripture and The Fall

In volume one of Essentials of Evangelical Theology (2 Volumes in 1), Donald Bloesch has a chapter entitled The Primacy of Scripture and a section in his chapter on Total Depravity dealing with The Story of the Fall. We have … Continue reading

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Evolution, the Image of God, and Speech

Last Saturday Science and the Sacred highlighted a recent article, published in Cell and covered in the NY Times, where scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany produced a genetically engineered mouse with the human FOXP2 … Continue reading

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