So it is something like Paley's watch which has self-building, evolution and reproduction built in.
He quotes Charles Kingsley noting the our view of the God of old was that he was wise enough to create everything, yet wiser still to allow his creation to create.
This 2009 book describes his alternative approach to natural theology, which McGrath labels a Trinitarian approach.
This book is good enough for anyone wanting to learn more about God's connection to our earth, but the wording and construction of the dialog makes it very tedious reading. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Martha N. Loesch
I have enjoyed other works by Dr McGrath and was intrigued by the title. His thesis on Natural Theology, based on the philosophy of Critical Realism, is atypical of what is... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Spellman
Alister McGrath is acquanted with both theology and science. Having written other works on the dialogue between science and theology he thoroughly qualified to write this book. Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by Jfarris
This excellent writer is one of the most important alive. But this is not for me his best book. It becomes very detailed and complex. Read morePublished on April 10, 2010 by jtq
The book is mostly about reconciling theology, or more specifically, Augustine of Hippo, with Neo-Darwinism. Mainly a promotion for Natural Theology. Read morePublished on March 8, 2010 by Urban Cowboy
This book has some good points, but a lot of detail & most of it is over my head.
(I am an engineer, not a theologian.)