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Noll, Mark

Mark Noll

Mark Noll is a historian, essayist and professor specializing in the history of American Christianity. Since 2006 he has been the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. His books include America’s God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln; God and Race in American Politics: A Short History and The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, which has been widely recognized for making a strong appeal for a better approach to intellectual life among American evangelicals.

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A. D. White’s “Warfare Between Science and Theology,” Pt. 1

3 Part Series: A.D. White’s “Warfare between Science and Theology”

In this series, Mark Noll shows that the long-enduring metaphor of warfare between science and dogmatic theology as suggested by White is inaccurate. After introducing Andrew Dickinson White and his views on the science-faith interaction, Noll offers his own counter-argument for philosophical and historical reasons.
August 07, 2010 
Mark Noll 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
 
“Come and See”:  A Christ-centered Invitation for Science

“Come and See”:  A Christ-centered Invitation for Science

Classical Christian orthodoxy as expressed in the Creeds begins at the beginning: nature owes its existence to and is sustained by Jesus Christ. One implication is that the best way of finding out about nature is to look at nature.
September 27, 2012 
Mark Noll 
Christ & New Creation 
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B.B. Warfield, Biblical Inerrancy, and Evolution

B.B. Warfield, Biblical Inerrancy, and Evolution

During the late 19th century when critical views of Scripture came to prevail in American universities, Warfield was responsible for refurbishing the conviction that the Bible communicates revelation from God entirely without error. Yet while he defended biblical inerrancy, Warfield was also a cautious, discriminating, but entirely candid proponent of the possibility of evolution.
August 22, 2011 
Mark Noll 
Biblical Authority 
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“Come and See”: A Christological Invitation for Science

“Come and See”: A Christological Invitation for Science

This chapter from Mark Noll's book Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind seeks to understand science through a Christ-centered lens. Overall, if one accepts that nature is created and sustained by Jesus Christ, the author explains, then one must conclude that looking at nature is, in fact, the best way to learn about nature.
August 01, 2011 
Mark Noll 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
 
Science, Religion, and A. D. White: Seeking Peace in the ‘Warfare Between Science and Theology’

Science, Religion, and A. D. White: Seeking Peace in the ‘Warfare Between Science and Theology’

Mark Noll, historian and author of The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, describes how Andrew Dickson White relentlessly advocated a view of history in which Science and Dogmatic Theology have always been at war with one another. Noll identifies 16 reasons why White’s notion of warfare is mistaken.
August 01, 2010 
Mark Noll 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
 
Evangelicals, Creation, and Scripture: An Overview

Evangelicals, Creation, and Scripture: An Overview

Mark Noll, historian and author of The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, enumerates 15 attitudes, assumptions, and convictions he considers to be most influential in inciting anti-intellectual sentiment among evangelical Christians.
November 01, 2009 
Mark Noll 
Biblical Interpretation