Science & Christianity: Four Views

edited by Richard F. Carlson
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000. 240 pages.

While many volumes of science and theology are series of isolated contributions, this book from a conservative Christian press actually includes dialogue among the contributors. The perspectives represented are creationism (Wayne Frair and Gary D. Patterson), intelligent design (Stephen C. Meyer), independence (Jean Pond), and partnership (Howard J. Van Till). Christians who are already firm in their commitment to evolution will benefit especially from the responses of Pond and Van Till to the other writers. For congregations with a wide spectrum of approaches to the authority of scripture and theological method, the whole volume can stimulate critical and constructive conversations.