Friday, March 11, 2011

Jason Rosenhouse reviews Giberson and Collins' 'The Language of Science and Faith'

I  have nothing to add, except I enjoyed Jason Rosenhouse's review of Francis Collins' and Karl Giberson's new book called  The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions, published by InterVarsity Press.  Collins and Giberson attempt to make science and particularly evolution more palatable for those who live by faith, and as Rosenhouse explains very well, their attempt fails:

There is plenty more that is wrong with this book, but I think you get the idea. In the end there is not a single thought or example here that is original, and Collins and Giberson repeatedly fail to grapple with the real concerns people have about evolution. All is standard boilerplate, about how to read the Bible, or resolve the problem of evil, or preserve notions of human specialness, or to protect any meaningful role for religion in modern life. They will need to do better if they really want to persuade sincere Christians that their worries about evolution are unfounded.

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