Evolution, Chance, and God: Understanding the Relationship between Evolution and Religion

2016.08.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Brendan Sweetman, Evolution, Chance, and God: Understanding the Relationship between Evolution and Religion, Bloomsbury, 2015,
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2016.08.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Brendan Sweetman, Evolution, Chance, and God: Understanding the Relationship between Evolution and Religion, Bloomsbury, 2015, 237pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781628929843. Reviewed by Christopher Mirus, University of Dallas Brendan Sweetman has undertaken to provide a balanced, generally accessible book on the relation between evolutionary theory and Christian theism. His long introduction to the issues is unremarkable, and his own subsequent approach is based on the conviction that the natural world is ordinarily subject to complete causal and indeed physical determinism. Readers with little previous exposure to evolutionary theory and its religious implications may find the book helpful; philosophers are more likely to find it frustrating. Anyone who requires more argument for determinism than vague references to the laws of physics, the everyday practice of science, and the principle of sufficient reason. . .

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