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.
“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
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”
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 ...
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 1994. 218 pages.
Did Darwin recant evolution on his deathbed, telling Lady Hope, "How I wish I had not expressed my theory of evolution as I have done"? No — yet the legend continues to circulate among creationists. In his monograph, Moore judiciously assessed the evidence for the story and pondered its significance, arguing that it is important to understand Darwin and his religious development on their own terms.
Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press. 240 pages.
From the publisher: "Park sides with the forces of reason in a world of continuing and, he fears, increasing superstition. Chapter by chapter, he explains how people too easily mistake pseudoscience for science. He discusses parapsychology, homeopathy, and acupuncture; he questions the existence of souls, the foundations of intelligent design, and the power of prayer; he asks for evidence of reincarnation and astral projections; and he challenges the idea of heaven.
A comprehensive look at the interaction between science and religion from the standpoint of nonbelief, discussing philosophy, physics, biology, neuroscience, pseudoscience, religion as a social phenomenon, and morality and politics. "Overall, this is an excellent book for the layman and professional alike. Anyone interested in the subject would find this to be one of the few contemporary books that approaches these controversial issues with more light than heat," wrote the reviewer for Catholic Book World.
Addressing primarily his fellow evangelicals, Denis Alexander argues, "Personal saving faith through Christ in the God who has brought all things into being and continues to sustain them by his powerful Word, is entirely compatible with the Darwinian theory of evolution, which, as a matter of fact, provides the paradigm within which all current biological research is carried out." Francis Collins writes, "Denis Alexander the scientist-believe argues convincingly and lovingly that a committed Christian need not fear evolution, but can embrace it as God's awesome means of creation." The autho
From the publisher: "In this provocative book, evolutionist and evangelical Christian Denis O. Lamoureux proposes an approach to origins that moves beyond the 'evolution-versus-creation' debate. Arguing for an intimate relationship between the Book of God's Words and the Book of God's Works, he presents evolutionary creation — a position that asserts that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit created the universe and life through an ordained and sustained evolutionary process. ...