Book Review

Imperial Science

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism
by Alvin Plantinga

Oxford, 2011
(376 pages, $27.95, hardcover)

Increasingly over the last two decades, Christians have made great strides in taking back science from those who would misuse it as a tool for fostering a naturalistic view of the universe that renders God either non-existent or irrelevant to life on planet earth. Tired of meekly submitting to the oft-repeated but erroneous claim that unguided Darwinian macro-evolution has been "proven," a growing number of Christian academics have thrown down the gauntlet, calling upon materialist scientists to account for the Big Bang, the fine-tuning of the universe, the Cambrian explosion, the irreducible complexity of . . .

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Louis Markos is Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his 18 books include The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World Like a Romantic Poet; From Achilles to Christ; Heaven and Hell, and The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy (children's novels in which his children become part of Greek mythology and The Iliad and The Odyssey).

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