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.”

  • Introducing Ted Davis

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    Introducing Ted Davis | Ted Davis

    An introduction to the life and work of BioLogos Fellow Ted Davis.  Read More >

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  • Science and the Bible: Five Attitudes & Approaches

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    Science and the Bible: Five Attitudes & Approaches | Ted Davis

    If you’re reading this, you already have an interest in how science relates to the Bible. Judging from the large amount of literature devoted to that topic, you aren’t alo... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 22
  • Galileo and Other Good Books about Science and the Bible

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    Galileo and Other Good Books about Science and the Bible | Ted Davis

    The most important book that has ever been written about science and the Bible is the Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina, written in 1615 by the great mathematician Galileo. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Scientific Creationism, Part 1

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    Science and the Bible: Scientific Creationism, Part 1 | Ted Davis

    This is a very sensitive matter for creationist proponents, who tend to take a dim view of any speakers or seminars that present alternatives without openly condemning them. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 6 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Scientific Creationism, Part 2

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    Science and the Bible: Scientific Creationism, Part 2 | Ted Davis

    Commitment to a young earth and Flood Geology remained on the periphery of fundamentalism until the publication of The Genesis Flood, by John C. Whitcomb and Henry Morris, in 1961. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 7 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Concordism, Part 1

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    Science and the Bible: Concordism, Part 1 | Ted Davis

    God has written two “books” for our instruction, the book of nature and the book of Scripture. Since God is the author of both “books,” they must agree when pr... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 8 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Concordism, Part 2

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    Science and the Bible: Concordism, Part 2 | Ted Davis

    Concordists usually seem to be writing with one eye on YEC readers. Hugh Ross, an outspoken advocate of the day-age view...is probably the most obvious example of such an author today... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 9 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Concordism, Part 3

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    Science and the Bible: Concordism, Part 3 | Ted Davis

    Concordism in general is as old as references to the “book of nature” as a valid source of truth, supplementing the Bible. These go back at least to the Middle Ages and we... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 10 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: The Framework View

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    Science and the Bible: The Framework View | Ted Davis

    Although the Framework View has existed for about ninety years, its attitude toward the Genesis “days” is similar to that held by Augustine.  Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 11 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 1

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    Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 1 | Ted Davis

    Dictionaries I checked don’t define “theistic evolution,” so I offer my own definition: the belief that God used the process of evolution to create living things, in... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 12 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 2

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    Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 2 | Ted Davis

    Everyone reading this column originated in the union of two cells, one from each parent. Everyone reading this is also created in the image of God. Each of these two sentences is true... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 13 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 3

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    Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 3 | Ted Davis

    Creationism is ultimately about theodicy—it’s not only about theodicy, to be sure, but the belief that animals must not have suffered and died before Adam and Eve committe... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 14 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 4

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    Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 4 | Ted Davis

    Scientist-theologians who write about TE also think about creation and theodicy in terms of divine “kenosis” and eschatology. So today we’ll conclude our “impl... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 15 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 5

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    Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 5 | Ted Davis

    No episode in the history of Christianity and science is better known than the Scopes trial. In the swelteringly hot summer of 1925, a rookie teacher named John Scopes... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 16 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 1

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    Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 1 | Ted Davis

    The term “intelligent design” has been used since 1847, in reference to “the theory that matter, the various forms of life, and the world were created by a designing... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 17 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 2

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    Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 2 | Ted Davis

    Consider the basic idea of ID, that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selecti... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 18 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 3

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    Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 3 | Ted Davis

    Is methodological naturalism equivalent to atheism? That’s the rock bottom question here, and there is no consensus—neither among Christians nor even among atheists, for t... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 19 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 4

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    Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 4 | Ted Davis

    Our discussion of Intelligent Design resumes with some conclusions we might draw about it. Read More >

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  • Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 5

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    Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 5 | Ted Davis

    As we’ve already seen, ID is a “philosophical critique of the explanatory efficacy of Darwinian evolution”, not an alternative “theory of everything.”&nb... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 21 of 22
  • Science and the Bible: Assessing the Evangelical Encounter with Evolution

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    Science and the Bible: Assessing the Evangelical Encounter with Evolution | Ted Davis

    Having now completed our study of the five main views about “Science and the Bible” held by conservative Protestants, I conclude with a final column, assessing the whole s... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 22 of 22