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The Prism and the Rainbow: A Christian Explains Why Evolution Is Not a Threat
The Prism and the Rainbow: A Christian Explains Why Evolution Is Not a Threat Joel W. Martin 0801894786 9780801894787 God or Darwin? It is one of the most contentious conflicts of our time. It is also completely unnecessary, according to Joel W. Mart
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The Prism and the Rainbow: A Christian Explains Why Evolution Is Not a Threat by Joel W. Martin

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 sciences greatest discoveries.Just as the scientific explanation of rainbows is not meant to refute the biblical rainbow story of Gods 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.

Author: Joel W. Martin

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 192

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Publication Date: 2010-06-01

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