Traditional Christianity regards humans as created in Gods image. Evolution holds that humans came about by descent from nonhuman ancestors. Can these two views be reconciled? Rethinking Human Nature is a multi-authored collection of essays exploring how reconciliation might be achieved from multiple perspectives scientific, archaeological, philosophical, theological. The essays are insightful yet eminently readable. A great read!
Francisco J. Ayala
University of California, Irvine
No serious study of human nature can confine itself to one academic discipline. The contributions of philosophy, the natural and human sciences, paleontology, and theology are all needed, but rarely are they all brought together. This outstanding volume contains up-to-date contributions from distinguished scholars in all these fields. . . . A landmark contribution to our current task of rethinking human nature in the light of both what we have long thought and what we have only just begun to envisage.
University of St. Andrews
The attempt to understand the nature of human nature is now at the heart of one of the most important interdisciplinary discussions of our time. . . . This book will benefit all of us who are committed to improve our understanding of the human condition and the rather distinctive phenomenon of embodied personhood that is at the heart of it.
J. Wentzel van Huyssteen
Princeton Theological Seminary
About the Author
Malcom Jeeves is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of St. Andrews. He was formerly president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and editor-in-chief of the journal Neuropsychologia. His recent books include From Cells to Souls and Beyond and (with Warren Brown) Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion.