Monthly Archives: June 2017

Does the Universe Point to God?

The second section of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with fine-tuning and natural theology in the context of a number of scientific theories and observations. The first of these relate … Continue reading

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“No Longer” or “Not Yet”?

When ever we begin to think about God’s creation the question of evil rears its ugly head. If God is love and the all powerful creator, why is there evil in the world. Some pretend they’ve answered this question by … Continue reading

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St. Augustine and Natural Theology

Chapter eight of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with the views of Augustine of Hippo on creation. Augustine reflected at length on Genesis, creation, and time. These reflections fill the … Continue reading

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It is God’s Story

In chapter six of Adam and the Genome Scot McKnight starts by outlining the ancient Near Eastern context of the biblical creation narratives, including those in Genesis 1-3.  Several texts have come to light a few in a variety of … Continue reading

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A Trinitarian Natural Theology

The first section of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with his vision of a Trinitarian natural theology. The section is rather academic. As McGrath sets up his vision for natural … Continue reading

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The Culmination of Creation

There is a fundamental difference between the biblical stories of creation in Genesis 1 and in Genesis 2 and the secular materialist narrative common in our modern Western culture. Justo González emphasizes this his short book [Creation] The Apple of … Continue reading

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Natural Theology – An Introduction

Alister McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University. With a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and extensive study in theology, including an additional doctorate or two, he is well qualified to speak on the subject … Continue reading

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