What do scientists actually think about religion? And what do religious people actually think about science? The stereotypical answers to these questions will come up short once you’ve looked at sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund’s books.
The summer months can provide more of an opportunity for long-form content. Here, we offer our 2021 recommendations for books and films with the hope that, like us, you have extra bandwidth in July and August to sit with them.
Does history show a conflict between religion and science? According to Peter Harrison, a careful study of history finds a very different narrative.
Biologist and Professor Darrel Falk’s central aim in this book is to consider the question, “Is a thoroughly Christian and biblically-informed doctrine of creation compatible with widely held conclusions of modern science, especially biology?”
The Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne was and remains a preeminent voice in faith and science.
Philosopher Alvin Plantinga’s 2011 book, Where the Conflict Really Lies, makes a case for the reasonableness of religious belief. As the publisher summary says, “The theme of this short book is that the conflict between science and theistic religion is actually superficial, and that at a deeper level they are in concord.”