Category Archives: cosmology

Before Nature

I have started reading a new book recommended by John Walton: Before Nature: Cuniform Knowledge and the History of Science by Francesca Rochberg. The book is quite academic and rather expensive (not light reading by any stretch of the imagination). … Continue reading

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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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The Authority of Science Scripture

Too many people frame any discussion of science and Christian faith as a battle for supremacy. The authority of science and the authority of Scripture are in conflict as though this was a competition with only one winner. Some (Richard … Continue reading

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“The Devil Possess Them” and Other Responses

The next chapter of Kyle Greenwood’s new book Scripture and Cosmology: Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science looks at Christian responses to the Copernican revolution. Most of us today see no theological problem with the idea … Continue reading

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No “New” Science

I’ve been reading and posting on Kyle Greenwood’s book Scripture and Cosmology: Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science. Brad Kramer is beginning a series on this book as well over on his blog The Evolving Evangelical … Continue reading

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A Spherical Earth … Oh No!

The next chapter in Kyle Greenwood’s new book Scripture and Cosmology looks at the move from an ancient Near Eastern view of the cosmos to an Aristotelian view. In the fifth and fourth century BC (i.e. 400’s and 300’s) change … Continue reading

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Creation Beyond Genesis

The next chapter of Kyle Greenwood’s new book Scripture and Cosmology: Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science looks at the range of creation or origins narratives in the Old Testament. Genesis 1 is the obvious place … Continue reading

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A Three-Tiered Universe – Earth, Heavens, and Seas

The second and third chapters of Kyle Greenwood’s new book Scripture and Cosmology: Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science deal with ancient Near Eastern cosmologies and the cosmologies found in Scripture. In these chapters Greenwood argues … Continue reading

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Scripture and (Ancient) Cosmology

The Bible is a collection of ancient texts. The most recent, by any reckoning, were written over nineteen hundred years ago. The oldest date back another five hundred to a thousand years and likely use sources dating back even further. … Continue reading

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Biblical Views of Time and Space

Chapter 5 of Mark Harris’s book The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible and Science looks at the biblical framework of creation. The concern is not so much the act of creation, but the way in which the bible’s authors … Continue reading

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