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Bishop, Robert

Robert C. Bishop

Robert C. Bishop is the John and Madeline McIntyre Endowed Professor of Philosophy and History of Science and an associate professor of physics and philosophy at Wheaton College in Illinois. He received his master’s degree in physics and doctorate in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. Bishop's research involves history and philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. Bishop is the author of The Philosophy of the Social Science and co-editor of Between Chance and Choice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Determinism.
Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt”: Introduction

4 Part Series: Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt”

August 25, 2014 
Robert C. Bishop, Deborah Haarsma 
Design, Evolution - Evidence 
 
Southern Baptist Voices: Essentialism and Evolution, Part 1

2 Part Series: Southern Baptist Voices: Essentialism and Evolution

Dr. Bruce A. Little agues that the philosophical concept of essentialism should guide our understanding of what it means to be human, as it did for many of the early Church Fathers. He contrasts essentialism with metaphysical naturalism and the evolutionary accounts of human origins that, he suggests, go hand in hand. In his response, Dr. Robert Bishop explains that essentialism is not the only biblically-consistent position on human being and points to trinitarian theology and the image of God as resources to think about of the distinct place of humanity in the creation.
July 17, 2012 
Robert C. Bishop, Bruce A. Little 
Creation & Origins 
 
Evolution, Myths and Reconciliation: A Review of “Why Evolution is True”, Part 1

5 Part Series: Reviewing "Why Evolution is True"

In this three part series, Robert C. Bishop provides a helpful review for Evangelicals of the book Why Evolution is True by Jerry Coyne. He first debunks many outdated ideas and myths about the theory of evolution and its implications. He then goes on to critique Coyne’s conclusions about God as a “bad designer.” He further addresses how Christianity and science overlap as well as how to have a meaningful discussion between two individuals with radically different views.
May 04, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
Science & Worldviews 
 
Recovering the Doctrine of Creation: A Theological View of Science, Part 1

5 Part Series: Recovering the Doctrine of Creation: A Theological View of Science

Robert C. Bishop explains that many believe two things about creation: that the universe was created out of nothing by God and that he accomplished this in six days. This overly simplistic view does not do the robust Doctrine of Creation (DoC) justice, and it unnecessarily hinders much of the dialogue between evolution and Christianity. Bishop “recovers” the DoC by exploring the limitations of creation, God’s sovereignty in the process, God’s Trinitarian activity and ongoing purpose for his creatures, and the salvation of creation in space and time.
January 31, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
Creation & Origins 
 
From the Archives: Evolution, Myths and Reconciliation: Part 3

From the Archives: Evolution, Myths and Reconciliation: Part 3

Originally posted in 2011: Reconciliation is a much more demanding task than integration because it means an ongoing conversation between us and the unpredictability of how that ongoing conversation may affect each of us and our view of things.
November 14, 2014 
Robert C. Bishop 
Science & Worldviews 
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Recovering the Doctrine of Creation: A Theological View of Science

Recovering the Doctrine of Creation: A Theological View of Science

Philosopher Robert Bishop explores the Biblical doctrine of creation, which he describes as "perhaps one of the most helpful pieces of theology for thinking about science", and describes why the doctrine needs to be recovered from narrower, contemporary interpretations of creation.
January 01, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
Creation & Origins