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Toward a Christian View of a Scientific World

by George L. Murphy
Lima, OH: CSS Publishing Company, 2001. 151 pages.

Murphy, who earned a PhD in physics before becoming a Lutheran pastor and seminary professor, offers an introductory course on science, theology, and ethics for the congregation, complete with thoughtful ideas for discussion and suggestions for further reading. Origins, evolution, and the church's role in promoting scientific literacy are among the issues he takes up in short focused chapters. "This comprehensive and readable work by a well-qualified and experienced scientist, theologian, and pastor fills a very important gap in the current literature regarding the new dialogue that has been emerging in recent years between science and religion", writes David E. Arthur.