Evolution and Christian Faith

Evolution and Christian Faith

Reflections of An Evolutionary Biologist

Book - 2006
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Click here to visit evolutionandchristianfaith.org "I'm an evolutionary biologist and a Christian," states Stanford professor Joan Roughgarden at the outset of her groundbreaking new book, Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist . From that perspective, she offers an elegant, deeply satisfying reconciliation of the theory of evolution and the wisdom of the Bible. Perhaps only someone with Roughgarden's unique academic standing could examine so well controversial issues such as the teaching of intelligent design in public schools, or the potential flaws in Darwin's theory of evolution. Certainly Roughgarden is uniquely suited to reference both the minutiae of scientific processes and the implication of Biblical verses. Whether the topic is mutation rates and lizards or the hidden meanings behind St. Paul's letters, Evolution and Christian Faith distils complex arguments into everyday understanding. Roughgarden has scoured the Bible and scanned the natural world, finding examples time and again, not of conflict, but of harmony. The result is an accessible and intelligent context for a Christian vision of the world that embraces science. In the ongoing debates over creationism and evolution, Evolution and Christian Faith will be seen as a work of major significance, written for contemporary readers who wonder how-or if-they can embrace scientific advances while maintaining their traditional values.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9781597260985
1597260983
Branch Call Number: 231. 7652 ROU
Characteristics: 155 p. ; 20 cm.

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naturalist
Aug 26, 2014

“Evolutionary thinking is anti-American” Michael Anthony Peroutka 1952- (founder of the Institute on the Constitution)

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jgrnlees
May 30, 2011

I am currently searching for faith. As I am trying to identify with Christianity, I found this book to be very helpful. It showed me that evolution and science do not conflict with the Christian faith or the Bible, quite the opposite, in fact.

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May 30, 2011

I think that, even more important, what evolutionary biologists are finding through their research and thinking actually promotes a Christian view of nature and of our human place in it.
---Joan Roughgarden, "Evolution and Christian Faith," chapter 1: 'Science with Religion,' page 5, 3rd sentence in the 1st full paragraph.

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