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Darwinism and the Divine

by Alister E. McGrath
Chichester (UK): Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 298 pages.

McGrath’s Darwinism and the Divine, according to reviewer Bruce H. Weber, is “a highly readable introduction to the history of natural theology and its relationship to the sciences, particularly contemporary Darwinism, expanding upon the 2009 Hulsean Lectures he gave at Cambridge University.

I Love Jesus and I Accept Evolution

by Denis O. Lamoureux
Eugenie (OR): Wipf and Stock, 2009. 184 pages.

A condensed version of Lamoureux’s Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution, I Love Jesus and I Accept Evolution is “a book that calls for evangelicals who view their theology as robust to accept no less in their science, and to recognize the theological resources within their own tradition that allow them to do so,” writes reviewer Dennis R. Venema.

Living Large in Nature: A Writer’s Idea of Creationism

by Reg Saner
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. 136 pages.

Reviewer Lisa H. Sideris explains, “Reg Saner’s book Living Large in Nature ... explores the concept of creation from a writer and nature lover’s perspective.

Intelligent Faith: A Celebration of 150 Years of Darwinian Evolution

by John Quenby and John MacDonald Smith
Ropley (UK): O Books, 2009. 330 pages.

Containing “lectures and essays by eighteen British scholars working in various areas of religion and science,” and motivated in part by recent creationist inroads in British education, Intelligent Faith seeks to “offer an ‘intelligent faith’ from a Christian perspective that is built upon a sound, contemporary theology in dialogue with the modern scientific paradigm of cosmic and biotic evolution,” according to reviewer Robert J. Schneider.

Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life

by John F. Haught
Louisville (KY): Westminster John Knox Press, 2010. 163 pages.

“Plenty of books claim to make sense of evolution,” writes reviewer George L. Murphy.

Theology after Darwin

edited by Michael S. Northcott and R. J. Berry
Milton Keynes (UK): Paternoster, 2009. 222 pages.

“This collection of essays by eleven authors, mostly representing the humanities, is a mainly British production embracing both Protestant and Catholic perspectives,” explains reviewer Daryl P. Domning. Among the authors are Denis Alexander, Francisco Ayala, Ellen Davis, Denis Edwards, David Fergusson, David Grumett, Amy Laura Hall, Neil Messer, and the two editors.

Creation and Evolution

by Lenn E. Goodman
London: Routledge, 2010; 222 pages

“Writing against both biblical fundamentalists and militant secularists, Goodman hopes to show that religion is no threat to evolution and that Darwinism doesn’t mean that God is dead,” explains reviewer Arthur McCalla.

The Prism and the Rainbow

by Joel W. Martin
Baltimore (MD): The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 170 pages.

Apparently taking students in high school or college as his primary audience, Martin is concerned to argue that there is no incompatibility in acceptance of evolution and belief in God. Reviewer Matt Young appreciates the defense of science, although he finds the discussion of science and faith inconsistent and the discussion of “theory” slightly muddled.

The Post-Darwinian Controversies

by James R. Moore
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. 528 pages.

Originally published in 1979, The Post-Darwinian Controversies contains three parts: a historiographical essay on the idea of the war between science and religion, a summary of the scientific debates over Darwin and evolution, and a novel analysis of the theological reactions to Darwin's ideas, centering on a detailed treatment of twenty-eight nineteenth-century theologians. Moore's book was described by Ronald L. Numbers in Isis as "one of the best [books] on the historical relations of science and religion and definitely the best on evolution and theology ...


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