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Clearly written, rich in content, well-argued, and insightful, this is a masterful collection of essays that should find its way onto the reading list of all those interested in scientific rationality, free will, secular humanism, and theistic cosmology.
Murphy pays particular attention in this chapter to how "detachable" (in John Finnis's terms) natural-law theory is from an explicitly theistic ethic, altering Murphy's previously held position in Natural Law and Practical Rationality that there is no necessary and immediate theistic explanation of the natural moral law.
Yet, it can be difficult to tell modern science (7) and theistic religion (8) apart because the characterizations of science as a secular or humanistic religion, a hostile materialistic or mechanistic faith, and/or just a theory or belief system confuse it with scientism.
Levine believes that the novel portrays theistic worldviews as empty fantasies that are longed for yet repeatedly and ruthlessly debunked by a relentless materialistic reality.
God and Evolution features essays by Protestant, Catholic and Jewish scholars critical of the growing effort by advocates of theistic evolution such as Francis Collins to persuade leaders of the faith community to change their theology without hearing from scientists who are skeptical of the claims of unguided Darwinian evolution.
Recent efforts to introduce spiritual and religious elements into psychology have opened the door to theistic approaches to psychotherapy (Miller & Delaney 2005; Richards & Bergin, 2004, 2005).
Theistic evolution accepts science at face value, and maintains that the scientist will never encounter any sort of "wall" blocking his progress, such as that claimed by the intelligent design camp.
Focusing on the importance of the issue to education in the sciences and humanities, especially America's public schools, she examines Darwinism and the neo-Darwinian revolution and applications of Darwin's theories in the social Darwinism and eugenics movements; theistic approaches to evolution; arguments for and responses to creationism and intelligent design; religion, science, the American courts, and key trials; and public schools and religion.
Some members of Jewish communities adhere to a range of theistic approaches while others are not at all theistic.
The notion of theistic evolution as a possibility is not touched.
There are two classes of religions, if we broadly define as philosophical traditions: theistic religions and atheistic ones.