Religion and the Sciences of Origins: Historical and Contemporary Discussions

2015.03.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kelly James Clark, Religion and the Sciences of Origins: Historical and Contemporary Discussions, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014,
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2015.03.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kelly James Clark, Religion and the Sciences of Origins: Historical and Contemporary Discussions, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 274pp., $25.00 (pbk), ISBN 9781137414809. Reviewed by Karl Giberson, Stonehill College Kelly James Clark’s book is a wide-ranging and well-informed survey of issues that animate the conversation between science and religion, largely as it is occurring within Christianity: Darwinian evolution, the Big Bang, free will, the mind-body problem, the nature of ethics, and the coherence and explanatory power of theism. Clark writes with the informed sensitivity of an evangelical insider. But his writing displays little of the defensive and sometimes simplistic apologetics that plague so many science-and-religion books. Young earth creationism and intelligent design, for example, are both critiqued as the anti-scientific projects that they are. Science is celebrated as the “one of the most. . .

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