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What’s Wrong with the “Conflict Thesis” Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/new-atheists-the-god-of-the-gaps-and-whats-wrong-with-the-conflict-thesis Article by Ted Davis Topics: Religion , History , Conflict , Science Source: Biologos Ted Davis rejects the "conflict thesis"—that is, the idea that science and religion are intrinsically opposed—on historical grounds. Such a view ignores the real complexity of the relationship between science and faith. Scientific Pantheism and the God of the Physicists Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/scientific-pantheism-and-the-god-of-the-physicists Article by Ted Davis Topics: Atheism , Philosophy , Naturalism , Creation Source: Biologos Juxtaposing the claims of theists with those of scientific naturalists, this article by Ted Davis and Stephen Snobelen argues that the belief systems of some New Atheists veer closer to pantheism and deism than to atheism. New Atheists and the “Conflict” Between Science and Religion Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/new-atheists-and-the-conflict-between-science-and-religion Article by Ted Davis Topics: Religion , History , Conflict , Science Source: Biologos Ted Davis argues against the Conflict Thesis—which claims that there is an essential conflict between science and religion. This position has long been left behind by most professional historians of science, irrespective of their own belief.... Faith and Doubt: Two Sides of the Same Coin Sermon Illustration by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/faith-and-doubt-two-sides-of-the-same-coin Sermon Illustration by Ted Davis Topics: Faith , Religion , Work , Doubt Source: Biologos Ted Davis reflects on the story of scientist Robert Boyle, whose lifelong spiritual doubts played a positive role in driving him "to ferret out the rational foundations and implications of his faith." Science, Religion, and the New Atheism Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-religion-and-the-new-atheism-introduction Article by Ted Davis Topics: Faith , Religion , Atheism , Science Source: Biologos Ted Davis presents an in-depth look at new atheism, the message of which is simple: science is good and religion is evil. Davis argues that science need not be rejected in order to counter this claim. The Serpent and the Trees: Trouble in the Garden of Eden Commentary/Exegesis by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/the-serpent-and-the-trees-trouble-in-the-garden-of-eden Commentary/Exegesis by Ted Davis Topics: Sin , Creation , Original Sin , Evolution Source: Biologos An article by Ted Davis (part 7 in a series) that explores the creation account in Genesis as a myth that illustrates the roots of evil with symbolic characters such as the serpent. Tracking Dinosaurs and Finding God Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/tracking-dinosaurs-and-finding-god Article by Ted Davis Topics: Science and Nature , Creation , Theology , Church History Source: Biologos Ted Davis' article describes the academic career of the nineteenth-century theologian and geologist Edward Hitcock. Upon arguing that God's creative activity is evident in "an ancient Earth," Hitcock received criticism from atheist scholars and Christians alike. Through Science to God: Eugenics as Religion Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/through-science-to-god-eugenics-as-religion Article by Ted Davis Topics: Religion , Evolution , Science , History Source: Biologos In this article, Ted Davis traces the interesting history of Christians using evolutionary science to justify un-Christian views, and suggests a better relationship between science and Christian faith. Theistic Evolution: Kenosis, Eschatology, Original Sin, and Adam and Eve Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-and-the-bible-theistic-evolution-part-4 Article by Ted Davis Topics: Eschatology , Fall , Theodicy , Adam Source: Biologos Following an exploration of the eschatological implications of "divine kenosis," this article by Ted Davis discusses how theistic evolution impacts whether we believe in the existence of both original sin and a historical Adam and Eve.... The Romance of Natural History Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/the-romance-of-natural-history Article by Ted Davis Topics: Creation , History , Science and Nature , America Source: Biologos Describing how the United States of America became fascinated by natural history, Ted Davis' article contains depictions of early Christian science and excerpts from Tennyson's poem "In Memoriam" that reflect on God's destructive creation through nature. Did John Calvin Make God a Liar? Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/did-john-calvin-make-god-a-liar Article by Ted Davis Topics: Creation , Heaven , God , John Calvin Source: Biologos Ted Davis discusses John Calvin's view that biblical writers gave descriptions of nature in terms understandable to ordinary persons, and the scientific details were not always correct. Does Modern Science Make Jesus a Liar? Commentary/Exegesis by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/does-modern-science-make-jesus-a-liar Commentary/Exegesis by Ted Davis Topics: Jesus , Creation , Creationism , Earth Source: Biologos Ted Davis discusses interpretations of Jesus' statements about the creation of "male and female" (Mark 10:6) and about the size of the mustard seed (Matthew 13:32; Mark 4:31). Science and the Bible: Concordism, Part 1 Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-and-the-bible-concordism-part-1 Article by Ted Davis Topics: Creation , History , Creationism , Earth Source: Biologos Ted Davis's article outlines the history of the concordist view of old-earth creationism. Davis explains that concordists believe that a harmonious interpretation between scripture and nature is possible through theories regarding time in Genesis 1. Science and the Bible: Assessing the Evangelical Encounter with Evolution Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-and-the-bible-assessing-the-evangelical-encounter-with-evolution Article by Ted Davis Topics: Evangelism , Belief , Evolution , Science Source: Biologos Ted Davis looks at the tense situation between evangelicals and science. He shares his assessment on what this looks like, but then also wants to hear from his readers what they think. Core Tenets of Intelligent Design Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-and-the-bible-intelligent-design-part-2 Article by Ted Davis Topics: Evolution , Science , Creation , Creationism Source: Biologos Ted Davis' article introduces the basic concepts of "intelligent design" theory. Enveloping proponents from creationism and theistic evolution, "intelligent design" argues that "certain features" of life and the universe are "best explained by an intelligent cause." Theistic Evolution: The Bible and Natural Theology Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-and-the-bible-theistic-evolution-part-2 Article by Ted Davis Topics: Science and Nature , Evolution , Natural Law , Theology Source: Biologos This article by Ted Davis discusses both how theistic evolution differentiates itself from Concordism through "Complementarity" and how proponents of theistic evolution have historically drawn proof of God's creative activity through natural theology. Science and the Bible: Scientific Creationism, Part 2 Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-and-the-bible-scientific-creationism-part-2 Article by Ted Davis Topics: Creation , Creationism , Earth , Evolution Source: Biologos In beginning to examine Flood Geology and young earth creationism, Ted Davis lays out five fundamental claims of Flood Geology, as well as a basic history of how it came to the public eye. New Atheists, Science, and the Roots of Religious Intolerance Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/new-atheists-science-and-the-roots-of-religious-intolerance Article by Ted Davis Topics: Religion , Creation , Atheism , Science Source: Biologos This article considers, and pushes back against, how the New Atheists abuse the limits of science with intolerant attacks on religion. Criticisms of Intelligent Design Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-and-the-bible-intelligent-design-part-5 Article by Ted Davis Topics: Science and Nature , Evolution , Creation , Philosophy Source: Biologos Discussing several criticisms of "intelligent design" theory, Ted Davis' article highlights the failure of "intelligent design" to ... Did Newton’s God Vanish with the “Gaps” in His Science? Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/did-newtons-god-vanish-with-the-gaps-in-his-science Article by Ted Davis Topics: Science and Nature , God , Naturalism , Science Source: Biologos While acknowledging that God poorly substitutes for undiscovered scientific explanations, Ted Davis's article asserts that many of Isaac Newton's scientific discoveries were founded on Newton's belief that God structured the universe in an orderly manner.

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