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Grand Rapids (MI): Wm B Eerdmans, 2013. 408 pages.
Reviewer Matthew Morris describes Process and Providence as providing “a richly detailed history of Presbyterian responses to the ‘evolution question’ as it developed at the College of New Jersey (today Princeton University) and the related but separate Princeton T
Tuscaloosa (AL): University of Alabama Press, 2014; 345 pages.
In the 1880s, James Woodrow lost his professorship at Columbia Theological Seminary over his views of evolution. “Hampton provides a thoughtful historical investigation of this episode, not only within its immediate Southern Presbyterian context but also within the broad regional and national culture of its day,”
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. 448 pages.
For the relatively few academics who study the history of biology in the modern Middle East, Marwa Elshakry’s long-awaited debut monograph Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860–1950 (2013) is cause for celebration," writes reviewer Elise K. Burton. "Her book will also draw a great deal of interest from the general public, not least due to the increasing awareness of and attention given to expressions of creationism in the Middle East and the “Muslim world” in English-language media."
Copenhagen, Denmark: Automatic Press, 2014. 278 pages.
The same five questions about science and religion were posed to thirty-three scholars, and Science and Religion consists of their answers. Reviewer David A Rintoul was overall unimpressed with the questions and with the answers, remarking, “The basic problem with the format of the book is that it allows individual respondents to say things that go unrebutted by the other respondents. … The lack of dialogue that is a necessity of this format makes reading many of these chapters quite frustrating.”
Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press, 2013. 400 pages.
Nowak and Coakley’s book should have been entitled Economics, Games, and Christianity: Perspectives on Altruism, reviewer Douglas Allchin suggests, as the contributions “explore the human and theological meaning of … models of cooperation” researched by Nowak with little reference to evolution.
New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. 171 pages.
“This is a marvelous book on Darwin and religion,” writes reviewer Keith Stewart Thomson. “It repeats much that is already familiar, including the progressive loss of faith that is laid out in the Autobiography and letters. And it contains much that readers will find new because, if it is true that few people read On the Origin of Species seriously for content, even fewer delve deeply into The Descent of Man.” Thomson praises the “wonderful details” of Pleins’s account.
Downers Grove (IL): InterVarsity Press Academic, 2010; 144 pages
Carlson and Longman’s book is “a short introduction aimed at reconciling Christian and scientific theories of origins that deals specifically with the Bible and its interpretation,” by a physicist and a biblical scholar, reviewer Justin D. Topp writes.
Mountain View (CA): Highway Media, 2012. 66 minutes.
“This 66-minute film is directed at a specifically Christian audience, and seeks to address the major concerns voiced by those Christians who reject evolution,” explains reviewer Keith B. Miller. “Although the film has a very worthy objective and includes some very excellent content, it suffers from trying to do too much,” with too many voices, storylines, and topics.
Voices for Evolution
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