Science and the Bible

Published on November 01, 2019

This series was written by historian Ted Davis, to address “the now-common view that the history of science and Christianity is one of ongoing, inevitable conflict.”


Ted Davis 

The Framework View: History and Beliefs

The bottom line for the Framework View is that if you don’t know anything about literature and culture in the Ancient Near East, you won’t understand what Genesis is really saying.

Ted Davis 

Theistic Evolution: History and Beliefs

Ted Davis presents five core tenets of Theistic Evolution, discusses some conclusions that follow from these assumptions, and offers an overview of Theistic Evolution's history.

Ted Davis 

Young-Earth (Scientific) Creationism: History and Beliefs

Ted Davis offers an overview of five core tenets of Scientific Creationism, discusses conclusions that follow from those assumptions, and presents a short history of modern creationism.

Ted Davis 

Old-Earth (Progressive) Creationism: History and Beliefs

Ted Davis offers an overview of four core tenets of Concordism, discusses the conclusions that follow from these assumptions, and presents a short history of Concordism.

Ted Davis 

Intelligent Design: History and Beliefs

Ted Davis presents four core tenets of Intelligent Design, discusses some conclusions that follow from these assumptions, and offers an overview of Intelligent Design's history.

Ted Davis 

Assessing the Evangelical Encounter with Evolution

Evangelicals exhibit considerable tension and ambivalence when it comes to science, especially human evolution.

Ted Davis 

Galileo and the Garden of Eden: The Principle of Accommodation and the Book of Genesis

Inspired by Augustine, Galileo cautioned Christians against reading the Bible as a science book, since it employs popular language to communicate to its audiences, a notion known as “accommodation."