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"Poythress shows how a proper understanding of biblical theology makes possible not just one but many credible harmonizations of biblical and scientific truth. Along the way, he provides an insightful defense of the theory of intelligent design as a viable scientific research program. His examination of the mathematical beauty inherent in the universe gives yet another compelling reason to acknowledge the wisdom and design that lie behind physical reality."
—Stephen C. Meyer, Director, Center for Science and Culture, Discovery Institute; author, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design
"With doctorates in both New Testament and mathematics, and with a solid commitment to orthodox Reformed theology, Vern Poythress is uniquely qualified to write on the theology of science. This is by far the most important book you can read on this subject. I recommend it without reservation."
—John M. Frame, J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
"Poythress demonstrates just how natural the partnership is between science and Christianity. Using examples from a variety of scientific disciplines, he gives a prescription for how science and the Christian faith can interact in a way that mutually benefits both."
—Fazale Rana, Vice President of Science Apologetics, Reasons to Believe
"Not only does this book offer a theological perspective rooted in the historic Reformation, it also attends to strategies of interpretation of Bible texts concerning nature and history that underwrite doctrine but are often left out of the dialogue."
—Jitse van der Meer, Professor of Biology and History and Philosophy of Science, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario
"Sound theology meets sound science in this book as Vern Poythress shows us how to see the beauty of God's character revealed in everything that scientists study in the created universe."
—Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary
"Poythress's analysis of the relationship between science and faith proceeds from an unapologetic, undisguised confession of belief in Christ, clear-minded evaluation of the nature of science, careful analysis of Scripture, and honest reflection on the present state of this debate."
—T. M. Moore, Pastor of Teaching Ministries, Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee; Author, Consider the Lilies: A Plea for Creational Theology
Vern S. Poythress is professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he has taught for over three decades. He has six earned degrees, including a PhD from Harvard University and a ThD from the University of Stellenbosch. He is the author of numerous books on a variety of topics, including biblical interpretation, language, and science.
Though you may not agree with Poythress, he will challenge your assumptions to their core.
Poythress also brings to light the hermeneutical truth that what was written years ago cannot mean something new for those of us who read it in the future.
Vern Poythress has written a book on science that a non-scientist like myself can understand with a little effort.
Science is a process of describing the way the universe works. It codifies experimental data into a series of "laws"--equations that effectively predict the outcome in a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by David C. Walton
Poythress advances the teachings of Vantillian presuppositionalism into the realm of science. He's primarily concerned with showing the truth claims, particularly related to... Read morePublished 18 months ago by J. Caneday
Vern Poythress has written a book on science that a non-scientist like myself can understand with a little effort. Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by Joel S. Frady
Overall I enjoyed the main message of the book, and I'll take away a better understanding of science-as-a-discipline, its foundation, its practice, its weaknesses, its value, and... Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by Adam T. Calvert
Recently, I was in a class on astronomy in order to fulfill the requirements
for my major in business. Read more
Vern Poythress's book on the Bible and science is more philosophical and wishy-washy than most popular books on the subject, and the philosophical portions seem more wordy than... Read morePublished on February 10, 2009 by Paul R. Bruggink
Some would say that science and theology are antagonistic to each other, especially since the 19th century's movements of higher criticism in theology and naturalism in science. Read morePublished on August 14, 2008 by Jason G