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Subscriber Login Email Address. Apr 09, Erika Nederveld rated it it was ok. Hopefully in the future Mr.

Jul 31, Nelson C rated it it was amazing Shelves: If someone says of our seeing the sheep, “that’s my dog Skip,” we now have our belief defeated. Starting out, I had really high hopes for this book. Chapter 2 Evolution and Christian Belief 2. At best it would show, given a plantinha of assumptions, that it is not astronomically improbable that the living world was produced by unguided evolution and hence without design.

On the surface, this book should be interesting. My respect for Dan Dennett took a major dive when I heard the terms in which he praised the book.

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism

His inability to recognize when he’s drawing upon his own faith to form his arguments is appalling. View all 3 comments. That’s a lot of pages to state something that everybody knows except maybe some people such as Richard Dawkins who try to turn science into a new kind of religion: All things that make it worth looking at, if not reading through.


This book is aimed at someone with a little familiarity with philosophy. A defeater is something that would prove such beliefs wrong. But laws are laws only if obeyed. I find the subject of thinking on how we think wonderfully absorbing. Imagine the margins of my book: But philosopher Alvin Plantinga wants to go one step farther then saying there is no conflict between science and religion.

At each step, the author makes clear where he is in his progression through the regular use of these summaries. The first, which is discussed in the first two chapters of the book, is the alleged conflict between evolution and theistic religion. To the average reader though, this is a cold comfort.

There is a point in your faith journey where mathematical and logical intellectual arguments of this nature cease to be interesting, or even relevant, against the knowing fullness of life experiences in Christ. The traditional theistic arguments are much more tenable: Overall a wonderful text, and one I’ll most likely refe Excellent long-awaited statement on the deep concord and superficial conflict between science and theism by eminent philosopher Alvin Plantinga.

Refresh and try again. Sep 23, Abigail rated it liked it. Return to Book Page. There are two ways for science and religion to have a conversation.



Before he gets there, he tackles the alleged conflict between faith and science. Perhaps I should add that while the author’s Christianity didn’t bother me I was a little turned off by his heavy use of propositional logic.

Sometimes I found this a bit monotonous but I guess years of being a shere at the highest level has trained him to always present a watertight case. Sep 19, Brian White rated it it was amazing. As long as you keep pushing your beliefs beyond what science can explain, why would there be a conflict?

That just isn’t something everyone was say at infidels’R’us.

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism – Oxford Scholarship

It’s probably just me however a This book is aimed at someone with a little familiarity with philosophy. Jul 11, David rated it really liked it Shelves: I generally stop reading a book like this, if it has not fully engaged me within the first one hundred pages, but every time I was about to stop reading this, something would again tweak my interest to continue.

Over and over again he speaks of many beliefs we hold with no evidence, things like perception, memory, and that other people have minds.