Daily Archives: 12/03/2013

John Polkinghorne and the (slightly altered) shape of theistic evolution

The book Debating Design, though now nearly a decade old, is useful for understanding some of the main inputs to the current science-faith situation. Paradoxically I’m learning more about Theistic Evolutionists than Intelligent Design proponents from it, although it predates the foundation of BioLogos by several years. One of the most widely respected of the “serious” TE theorists is John Polkinghorne, probably because of his combination of mainstream scientific and theological credentials and his ability to write to a popular audience. His chapter supplements what I have learned from his¬†Belief in God in an Age of Science and elsewhere, but leaves unresolved the problems I have with his ideas.¬†

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