Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all those who delight in them. - Psalm 111
Let no one think or maintain that they can search too far or be too well studied in the book of God's words or in the book of God's works; rather let all endeavor in endless progress or proficiency in both. - Francis Bacon
Ian takes us into God' real time where we exprerience unexpected, golden moments in our lives which offer hope of significance, of beauty and of awe. Appreciation of the power and universality of Darwin's evolutionary idea surely provides such a moment.
"The year 2009 is the Anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th publication of his book on The Origin of Species. The ideas which Darwin stimulated lie at the heart of our understanding of the natural world. They offer and elegant scientific account which elicits a positive response from and gives much to theology. Yet in recent years the Intelligent Design movement amongst creationists in the United States in opposition, not only to Darwinism, but also and consistently, to contemporary Western values and to mainstream liberal theology. It is now infiltrating the United Kingdom. In this book a group of scientists and theologians unite to honour Charles Darwin, expressing their common conviction that Darwinian evolution marks a very great advance in human understanding of the world and that Intelligent Design is an unproductive dead end. Intelligent Faith will be of interest not only to thinking people with an interest in theology and science but also to sixth formers, school discussion groups and university societies."--Page 4 of cover.… (more)