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The Prism and the Rainbow : A Christian Explains Why Evolution Is Not a Threat (Hardcover)

Author: Martin, Joel W.

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God or Darwin? It is one of the most contentious conflicts of our time. It is also completely unnecessary, according to Joel W. Martin, an evolutionary biologist and ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church USA. In this slim but powerful book, Martin argues that it is not contradictory to be a practicing, faithful Christian who accepts the science of evolution.

Martin finds that much of the controversy in the United States over evolution is manufactured and predicated on a complete?and sometimes willful?misapprehension of basic science. Science and religion, he says, serve different purposes and each seeks to answer questions that the other need never address. He believes that many of the polarizing debates about evolution distract from the deeper lessons of Christianity and that literal, fundamentalist readings of the Bible require the faithful to reject not just evolution but many of science's greatest discoveries.

Just as the scientific explanation of rainbows is not meant to refute the biblical "rainbow" story of God?s promise, evolutionary theory is not a ploy to disavow the divine. Indeed, Martin shows that the majority of Christians worldwide accept the theory of evolution. He urges his fellow Christians to refuse to participate in the intellectually stifling debate over evolution and creationism/intelligent design.

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Publisher Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780801894787
SKU 213260217
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0801894786
Release Date 5/27/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0170
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
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