Mark Noll

Mark Noll is a historian, essayist and professor specializing in the history of American Christianity. In 2016 he retired as  the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. His books include In the Beginning was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life, 1492-1783 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.  He is also the co-editor of Evangelicals and Science in Historical Perspective.

  • How Did the Reformation Reform the Study of Nature?

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    How Did the Reformation Reform the Study of Nature? | Mark Noll

    The Reformation isn’t solely responsible for modern science, but the two developed simultaneously—and that’s not a coincidence. Read More >

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

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

    Classical Christian orthodoxy as expressed in the Creeds begins at the beginning: nature owes its existence to and is sustained by Jesus Christ.  Read More >

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  • B.B. Warfield, Biblical Inerrancy, and Evolution

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    B.B. Warfield, Biblical Inerrancy, and Evolution | Mark Noll

    Yet while he defended biblical inerrancy, Warfield was also a cautious, discriminating, but entirely candid proponent of the possibility of evolution. Read More >

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  • A. D. White’s “Warfare Between Science and Theology,” Pt. 3

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    A. D. White’s “Warfare Between Science and Theology,” Pt. 3 | Mark Noll

        The historical picture is complex, and Western history has certainly witnessed much argument that involves science and religion. But warfare is simply not the best m... Read More >

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

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

        White’s reconstruction of the past was fundamentally mistaken, and his metaphor of warfare grossly oversimplified the actual relationship between Science and D... Read More >

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