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Peterson, Michael

Michael L. Peterson

Michael L. Peterson is professor of philosophy at Asbury University. He is also managing editor of Faith and Philosophy: Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers. His books include Reason and Religious Belief (Oxford); God and Evil (Westview); With All Your Mind: A Christian Philosophy of Education (Notre Dame); and Evil and the Christian God (Baker). He has produced multiple edited volumes and journal articles.

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Evolution and the Deep Resonances between Science and Theology, Part 1

6 Part Series: Deep Resonance Series

Michael L. Peterson delves into the theological compatibility of the Christian faith with the theory of evolution. To accomplish this task, he discusses several big-picture themes within the Christian faith as established by the early Christian Fathers: the Trinity, God’s kenotic nature, and the doctrine of creation. He then presents some of the major themes—chance, inter-connectivity, the fine-tuning of the universe, etc.—that emerge from the various disciplines of contemporary science.
June 24, 2011 
Michael L. Peterson 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
 
C. S. Lewis on Evolution and Intelligent Design, Part 1

7 Part Series: C.S. Lewis on Evolution and Intelligent Design

This in-depth series by Michael L. Peterson surveys author and apologist C.S. Lewis, reflecting on his arguments for the existence of God as well as his views on Intelligent Design and evolution. Peterson first explains the classical lines of rationale and then discusses Lewis’ Transcendent Intelligence argument. He clearly distinguishes Lewis’ view, however, from other design arguments. As he concludes, he relates Lewis’ thoughts on the firmly grounded theory of evolution, presenting his grand Trinitarian worldview which included this scientific view of the universe.
April 25, 2011 
Michael L. Peterson 
Design 
 
C.S. Lewis on Evolution and Intelligent Design

C.S. Lewis on Evolution and Intelligent Design

This article is a comprehensive study of the views of Christian author and apologist C. S. Lewis on the theory of evolution and the argument from intelligent design. It explains how he would distinguish expressly philosophical arguments for a Transcendent Mind from the current claims of the intelligent design (ID) movement to provide scientific evidence for such a reality.
April 01, 2011 
Michael L. Peterson 
Design