October 2013
volume 25 (2)

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Keith Fox
Pages: 99-99


Humility: A Neglected Scientific Virtue?

Meric Srokosz
Pages: 101-112


This brief paper argues for the need to reinstate humility as a key virtue in the lives of scientists who are also Christians. In a world where the scientific enterprise increasingly lacks an agreed moral compass, as evidenced by the mounting number of cases of scientific misconduct coming to light, it seems incumbent on Christians to demonstrate Christ-likeness in their professional lives. Of all the Christian virtues humility is perhaps the one that most clearly distinguishes (or should distinguish) the believer from the world, whether that is the world of science or of daily life. Furthermore, humility may allow the scientist to avoid or overcome the temptations and the dangers of hubris associated with the scientific life.


Disputing Evolution Encourages Environmental Neglect

Pages: 113-130


Doubts about evolution rumble on interminably in some Christian circles, despite virtual unanimity in the scientific community about the main features of evolutionary change and their mechanism(s). The reason for such debates seems to be a laudable desire to keep God implicated in the world he made. The irony is that this effort is unnecessary; it involves a misapprehension of God’s creating and sustaining activity, as well as almost certainly alienating outsiders – as Augustine pointed out sixteen centuries ago. But more far-reaching is the likelihood that it spawns an inadequate doctrine of creation and distracts attention from the biblical mandate of creation care. Has the time come to boldly go and take more seriously the admonition of Charles Darwin in the Origin of Species (quoting Francis Bacon) that ‘no-one out of a weak conceit of sobriety should think or maintain that he can search too far or be too well studied in the book of God’s word or in the book of God’s words [divinity or science], but that all should endeavour an endless proficiency in both’?


Rethinking the Historical Fall in the Light of Evolution: F.R. Tennant and After

Pages: 131-154


Arguably F.R. Tennant played a pivotal role in precipitating academic discussion about the Fall and evolution between 1902 and 1939. This article outlines his proposals and explores the principal conversation partners during this period, showing that, whether in support of the Fall or opposed to it, they were spurred into contributing to the debate in direct response to Tennant’s pioneering writings.


Obituary: Professor Colin A. Russell, DSc, FRSC (1928-2013)

John Hedley Brooke Michael Poole
Pages: 165-166


Book reviews

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The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

J. B. Stump Alan G. Padgett (eds.) (Keith Fox)
Pages: 167-167

Science and Religion in Quest of Truth

John Polkinghorne (Lawrence Osborn)
Pages: 168-169

Spiritual Healing: Scientific and Religious Perspectives

Fraser Watts (ed.) (David Girling)
Pages: 169-170

Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong

Conor Cunningham (David Lahti)
Pages: 170-171

Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. Volumes 1 and 2

Craig S. Keener (Tony Costa)
Pages: 172-173

Supercooperators – Evolution, Altruism and Human Behaviour (or Why we need others to succeed)

Martin Nowak with Roger Highfield (Simon Kolstoe)
Pages: 174-175

The Cognitive Science of Religion

James A. Van Slyke (Taede A. Smedes)
Pages: 175-176

God and the Cosmos: Divine Activity in Space, Time and History

Harry Lee Poe Jimmy H. Davis (Paul Wraight)
Pages: 176-177

God and the Scientist: Exploring the Work of John Polkinghorne

Fraser Watts Christopher C. Knight (eds.) (P. Douglas Kindschi)
Pages: 177-178

The Spirit in Creation and New Creation: Science and Theology in Western and Orthodox Realms

Michael Welker (ed.) (James Orr)
Pages: 179-180

Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds

Gennaro Auletta (Andrew Robinson)
Pages: 180-182

Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church: Historical and Current Perspectives

Daniel Buxhoeveden Gayle Woloschak (eds.) (Alexei Nesteruk)
Pages: 182-184

God and Science in Classroom and Pulpit

Graham Buxton Chris Mulherin Mark Worthing (Berry Billingsley)
Pages: 184-185

Wisdom, Science and the Scriptures: Essays in Honour of Ernest Lucas

Stephen Finamore John Weaver (eds.) (Peter Lynch)
Pages: 185-186

The Wonder of the Universe: Hints of God in Our Fine-Tuned World

Karl W. Giberson (Steve Bishop)
Pages: 186-187

The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas’s Ethics: Virtues and Gifts

Andrew Pinsent (Andrei I. Holodny)
Pages: 187-188

Georges Lemaître: Life, Science and Legacy

Rodney D. Holder Simon Mitton (eds.) (Paul Wraight)
Pages: 188-189

Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church

Deborah Haarsma Scott Hoezee (eds.) (R.J. [Sam] Berry)
Pages: 189-191