GALILEO GOES TO JAIL AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Ronald L. Numbers, Ed. GALILEO GOES TO JAIL AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SCIENCE AND RELIGION, Harvard University Press, 2009. xi + 302 pages, including notes and index. Hardcover;  (List: $27.95.  )

The  Myths: 1. That the Rise of Christianity Was Responsible for the Demise of Ancient Science   2. That the Medieval Christian Church Suppressed the Growth of Science  3. That Medieval Christians Taught That the Earth Was Flat  4. That Medieval Islamic Culture Was Inhospitable to Science 5. That the Medieval Church Prohibited Human Dissection 6. That the Copernican System Demoted . . . → Read More: GALILEO GOES TO JAIL AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Perspectives on an Evolving Creation

Keith Miller ed., Perspectives on an Evolving Creation 528 pages, ISBN: 0802805124, 2003, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing,Paperback (List: $36.00, CBD: $27.99)

“Here is a book that I would call ‘state of the art’ in this controversy.”–Terry Morrison (former director of Faculty Ministry for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship).” (full-length review)

“An ambitious book with an impressive list of able contributors, Perspectives on an Evolving Creation should be read by everyone interested in the . . . → Read More: Perspectives on an Evolving Creation

Signature in the Cell: DNA Evidence For Intelligent Design

Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA Evidence For Intelligent Design, 288 pages, 2009 HarperOne. Hardcover, (List, $28.99, CBD: $18.99)

“…The answer that Signature in the Cell gives to the DNA enigma, Dr. Meyer acknowledged, will not be to the liking of everyone, neither to Dawkins and his followers nor to others “one thinks of theistic evolutionists’  who are committed to opposing any idea that science can have something to say about ultimate questions, including religious ones…but (assume) the primary obligation of a scientist is to follow the evidence where it leads.” —PSCF PSCF Essay Review (12-2010)

Dr. Stephen C. Meyer . . . → Read More: Signature in the Cell: DNA Evidence For Intelligent Design

Building Healthy Communities through Medical-Religious Relationships

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The Bible, Rocks, and Time

Davis A. Young & Ralph F. Stearley, The Bible, Rocks, and Time: Geological Evidence for the Age of the Earth, 2008, 464 pp. ISBN-0830828760, Paperback, IVP Academic (List $30.00. CBD: $21.99).

As the need to clearly define distinctions between evolutionary scientific positions on ‘origins’ (man, the Earth and the Universe) and the biblical scientific position (young-earth Creationism) become more necessary, books by experts from all perspectives become more prevalent. In The Bible, Rocks and Time, two Ph. D. level geologists examine the evidence from the view of secular science to make their determination of a very old earth, culminating in . . . → Read More: The Bible, Rocks, and Time

Our Father’s World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation

Edward R Brown, Our Father’s World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation, 172 pages, 2006, Doorlight Publications. (List: $15.00), CBD $11.99).

“This is an important book that should be on every pastor’s shelf and in every church library. Creation today is crying out for the Church to begin preaching and practicting the full biblical message of stewardship.” Joseph Sheldon, Messiah College

“Our Father’s World is a beautiful and inspiring book. I will keep it on hand both for consultation and reference. When I first opened it, the question on my mind was, “Will evangelicals read it?” As I approached the close, the . . . → Read More: Our Father’s World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation

The Physics of the Natural Philosophers

James Luther Garner, The Physics of the Natural Philosophers 358 pages,  2008. Pearson Custom Publishing, Boston, Papeback

Physics is appropriate for a one semester course in classical physics for science and liberal arts general education students. It could be used for college or high school courses and is well-suited for Christian College, High School and home school students. Not “Christian” physics it describes the religious context from which most classical physics emerged weaving faith into the main discussion in a natural way. The textindeed offers “an imaginative and fresh approach.”–JWH

ASA member Garner . . . → Read More: The Physics of the Natural Philosophers

Fossils and Faith: Finding Our Way Through the Creation Controversy

Thea Nyhoff , Fossils and Faith: Finding Our Way Through the Creation  Controversy (4 lessons) 2005. CRC Press, Leader’s Guide, 67 pages.  Paper.($15.45); student newspaper for each session ($ 4.95).  Useful for high school students grades 11 and 12 or young adults/adults in either a day school or church school setting “If you have a child whoís obsessed with velociraptos and pterodactyls, one fine day he or she will ask you, ìWhy doesnít the Bible say anything about God making dinosaurs? You’ll blink a few times, then use the parental stall sentence: ìNow thatís a really . . . → Read More: Fossils and Faith: Finding Our Way Through the Creation Controversy

Beyond the Firmament

Gordon J. Glover, Beyond the Firmament: Understanding Science and the Theology of Creation Paperback, 228 pages. ISBN-10: 0978718615, 2007, Watertree Press. (BCC: $16.00, Amazon $14.40)

“There are loads of books on all sides of the Bible/science controversy, but I can say without
exaggeration that Beyond the Firmament ought to be at the top of the required reading list. It
is down to earth and easy to grasp, giving a good summary of the scientific evidences for the
antiquity of the universe and biological evolution, and why Christians ought to care about these things, while maintaining a faith-affirming interpretation of the Bible. Whether you agreeor disagree . . . → Read More: Beyond the Firmament

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living
By Robert Spencer, Robert White & Virginia Vroblesky / Hendrickson Publishers (List $16.05, CBD $11.99)

What should Christians do to protect the Earth and its people?Amounts and patterns of consumption and production in the West have reached a level that cannot be maintained. Lifestyles based on our present way of creating and using energy are no longer environmentally sustainable-and are threatening the health and well-being of both planet and people. Our activities and the policies that shape them need to change.

In light of those realities, Spencer, White, and Vroblesky offer serious Christian engagement with the . . . → Read More: Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living