Evangelicals and Science

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Greenwood Press, 2008 - Religion - 303 pages
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Most people, when they think about the purported conflict between science and religion, would most likely think first of evangelical Protestantism. Because of the prominent place evolution versus creationism - and such events as the Scopes Trial - has had in the debates over science and religion, many people think of evangelicals as hostile to science. As with other volumes in the Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion series, this work addresses the more complex interworkings between modern science and evangelical Christianity. Creationism will feature prominently, of course, but there will be other chapters covering other aspects of this relationship - geology, environmental issues, and technology.

"Evangelicals and Science" provides a thorough overview of the history of the relationship between these two dominant forces in public life, including chapters on evangelicals, the Bible and science, evangelicals and geology, the rise of Creationism, and evangelicals and modern science.

The volume includes primary source documents to give readers a flavor of the writings of evangelicals on science, a timeline, and an annotated bibliography.

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MICHAEL ROBERTS is a lecturer in the history of mathematics for Open University. He has degrees in both geology and theology, has worked as an exploration geologist, was ordained in the Church of England, and is currently a vicar of a parish near Lancaster. He has written numerous articles on the history of geology and on evangelical connections to science

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