Terrence Keel uncovers the way Christian thought became racial science. This symposium looks at the important questions this book raises about anthropology, creation, divine agency, medical practice, scientific racism, reception history, and white supremacy.
What do Christians mean when they confess that creation is good? The question is compounded by the appearance of evil in the world. This series explores for elements of creation’s goodness: The goodness of its Creator, created being, materiality, and its end.
This symposium mines the depths of the age old problem of evil. However, this time it takes a slightly different perspective: Why do animals suffer? How do we square animal suffering with the science of evolution and the truths of Scripture? This six-part series digs deeper into these questions.
In this book, social pscyhologist Jonathan Haidt explains the connection between morality, politics, and religion. The Righteous Mind addresses how moral decisions are based on intuition rather than reason.
This book fits within that emerging field of Christian theological responses to ecological problems. In Plundering Eden, Wagenfuhr claims that the root cause of our ecological is a broken imagination, and he argues that reconciliation with God the Creator through Jesus Christ is the only means to ecological healing through a renewed, kenotic imagination expressed in the creation of an alternate environment that reveals the kingdom of God--the ekklesia.
Evolutionary science teaches that humans arose as a population, sharing common ancestors with other animals. The book of Genesis seems to say that all humans descended from Adam and Eve, a couple specially created by God. These two teachings seem contradictory, but is that necessarily so? In the Genalogical Adam and Eve, Swamidass draws upon some well-established but overlooked scientific insights to advance a new proposal on this old conversation.
In this book, the product of Denis Alexander's Gifford Lectures, he addresses the complex interplay between biological claims about genes, philosophical claims about determinism and theological claims about God.
God works in miraculous ways. In this series, various scholars engage the work of Luke Timothy Johnson on God's continued presence and power in creation. Johnson proposes an alternative to the secular vision and shows that signs and wonders are at the heart of the Christian faith.
Divine action is bound up with our notions of causality. The way God acts in the world is unlike any other agent, because he is the Cause of all other causes, the Creator and Sustainer of everything that exists. In Unlocking Divine Action, Michael Dodds reframes the conversation about divine action. He retrieves some of Thomas Aquinas’s teaching on causality and applies those ideas to the doctrines of freedom, providence, prayer, and miracles.
In this book on providence, David Fergusson takes a "polyphonic" approach. He gleans from various perspectives in church history to create a constructive work on God's action in the world.
Given your acceptance of the scientific consensus on the age of the cosmos, why do you reject the consensus regarding human evolution?
Does evolutionary creationism allow for divine intervention?
Would we have fewer conflicts between science and theology if we challenged our modern assumptions about certainty?
Can science detect intelligent design?
In Undeniable, Molecular Biologist Douglas Axe shows how biology confirms our "design intuition," which is our innate sense that the world was intentionally created. Despite evolutionary theory, biology verifies that there's a God who deliberately designed the world.
This book examines the way evangelicals handle science-theology conflicts and read Scripture in light thereof. It claims the “battle” between science and theology has been oversimplified and in some arenas misreported.
When we think of Augustine, we tend to think of his emphasis on divine grace, or his high doctrine of the church, or his penetrating insights into the Trinity. But in many ways, the doctrine of creation was at the core of who Augustine was, both as a theologian and as a Christian.