Natural Science and Religion


Read by Barry Ganong

(2.5 stars; 1 reviews)

Asa Gray was a highly-regarded botanist at Harvard University and a friend and collaborator of Charles Darwin. As a Christian, Gray was concerned with the disconnect developing through the nineteenth century between the growing understanding of the natural world and the traditional worldview assumed by orthodox Christianity. This book presents two lectures he gave to theology students at Yale College in which he argues that a disconnect is not inevitable, but that a Christian perspective can and should incorporate current understanding of the world provided by natural science. - Summary by BarryGanong (2 hr 1 min)

Chapters

Scientific Beliefs, Part 1 30:05 Read by Barry Ganong
Scientific Beliefs, Part 2 31:31 Read by Barry Ganong
The Relations of Scientific to Religious Belief, Part 1 28:39 Read by Barry Ganong
The Relations of Scientific to Religious Belief, Part 2 31:42 Read by Barry Ganong

Reviews

obsolete bafflegab

(2.5 stars)

written for Yale theology students more than a century ago so they were the only ones who could understand it. lots of references to discredited books, disproved theories, disused names for chemical compounds and Latin names for plants and animals. I didn't learn anything from it. Well read though.