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Davis, Ted

Ted Davis

Ted Davis is Fellow of the History of Science for the BioLogos Foundation and Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College. At Messiah, Davis teaches courses on historical and contemporary aspects of Christianity and science and directs the Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science.

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On Creating the Cosmos

3 Part Series: On Creating the Cosmos, by Ted Peters

Last year I introduced readers to one of the leading voices about Christianity and science, John Polkinghorne. I also helped BioLogos bring in another leading voice, Robert Russell. This new series introduces a third prominent Christian thinker, Lutheran theologian Ted Peters, Research Professor Emeritus in Systematic Theology and Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (http://www.ctns.org/), and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.
March 20, 2014 
Ted Davis 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Creation & Origins, Science & Worldviews 
 
The Faith of a Great Scientist: Robert Boyle’s Religious Life, Attitudes, and Vocation, Part 1

13 Part Series: The Faith of a Great Scientist: Robert Boyle’s Religious Life, Attitudes, and Vocation

A deep love for scripture, coupled (ironically) with a lifelong struggle with religious doubt, led Robert Boyle to write several important books relating scientific and religious knowledge. We explore aspects of this fascinating interaction.
August 08, 2013 
Ted Davis 
Science as Christian Calling 
 
Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye

1 Part Series: Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye

January 15, 2014 
Ted Davis, Deborah Haarsma 
Christian Unity, Science & Worldviews 
 
Searching for Motivated Belief: Introducing John Polkinghorne

12 Part Series: Searching for Motivated Belief

Over the next few months, with permission from Yale University Press, BioLogos will offer edited versions of chapters from John Polkinghorne's best books, Belief in God in an Age of Science and Theology in the Context of Science, in order to help readers delve more deeply into some of his most important ideas.
February 14, 2013 
Ted Davis 
Lives of Faith 
 
Introducing Ted Davis

22 Part Series: Science and the Bible

This ongoing series written by historian Ted Davis begins with a brief synopsis of his personal background, and then goes on to reveal his passion for debunking “the now-common view that the history of science and Christianity is one of ongoing, inevitable conflict.”
March 27, 2012 
Ted Davis 
Lives of Faith 
 
Christianity and Science in Historical Perspective, Part 1

3 Part Series: Christianity and Science in Historical Perspective

In this series, Ted Davis reflects on the interaction of science and Christianity during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, a time when foundations for modern science were quickly developing. He dismisses the idea that the influential areas of theology and science hold opposing views about the world and also explains how the Church enthusiastically supported and encouraged the growth of the various scientific disciplines, especially during the pre-Copernican time. He goes on to elaborate on the Copernican and Galileo controversies as well as highlight the faith of well-known scientists such as Kepler, Boyle, and Polkinghorne.
April 18, 2011 
Ted Davis 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
 
Top-List Survey With Ted Davis: Question 1

2 Part Series: Top-List Survey with Ted Davis

This short series by Ted Davis responds to two questions. They seek to know which books have persuaded his thoughts in the science, philosophy and religion interface. In the first blog, the American Scientific Affiliation as well as several books, especially The Post- Darwinian Controversies, are identified as significant to his ideas and career choice early on. The second blog offers a short summary of works and authors that currently influence his work.
June 12, 2010 
Ted Davis 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
 
Debating Darwin—How the Church Responded to the Evolution Bombshell

Debating Darwin—How the Church Responded to the Evolution Bombshell

“Where many scholars in previous generations simply assumed that Christianity and science have always been in conflict—and not just over evolution—recent scholarship has decisively debunked that view. The main message from today’s historians is complexity, not conflict.”
November 22, 2013 
Ted Davis 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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An Obituary for the “Warfare” View of Science and Religion

An Obituary for the “Warfare” View of Science and Religion

As an historian of science, I belong to a small, somewhat esoteric club. But our collective anonymity may now be changing with the publication of a splendid new book from Harvard University Press, Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion.
August 28, 2009 
Ted Davis 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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