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Evolution, Providence, and the Problem of Chance

Peter Harrison

in Abraham's Dice: Chance and Providence in the Monotheistic Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190277154
eISBN:
9780190277185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277154.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The theory of evolution by natural selection, with its reliance upon random processes and uncertain outcomes, often seems to generate unique difficulties for those who subscribe to the idea of ... More


Down to Earth: Untangling the Secular from the Sacred in Late-Modern Geology

Nicolaas Rupke

in Science Without God?: Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198834588
eISBN:
9780191872679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834588.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The rise of naturalism in the earth sciences is discussed in terms of the disappearance from the geological literature of references to the Bible and God. From Immanuel Kant’s ground-breaking nebular ... More


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