Genes, Genesis and God: Values and their Origins in Natural and Human History

by Holmes Rolston III
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 420 pages.

According to Michael Ruse, writing in RNCSE (1999 Sep/Oct; 19[5]: 38-42), Genes, Genesis and God is "a full and fair natural theological attempt to understand modern biology and its relevance for social, ethical, and religious thought. Although I shall have things critical to say about this book... the author came through as a learned and humane man who has taken seriously his project, and who exhibits intelligence and sensitivity in everything that he writes." Based on the author's 1997 Gifford Lectures.