1. Intelligent Design Topic: Must All the Design in the Natural World Be Front-...
halfway house between theism (with its informationally open universe) and naturalism (which insists the universe remain informationally closed).
There are no good reasons to require that the design of the universe must be front-loaded.
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2. Intelligent Design Topic: Nature's Formational Economy
an open question for generic theism whether for God to deliver gifts all at once is in some way preferable to God delivering them over time. The question remains whether this is an open question for specifically Christian theism. Van Till after all
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3. Intelligent Design Topic: Cards on the Table
design are not limited to theism . I personally have found an enthusiastic reception for my ideas not only among traditional theists like Jews, Christians, and Muslims, but also among pantheists, New-Agers, and agnostics who don't hold their
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4. Evolution Topic: Is Evolution Wedded to Atheism?
is necessarily wedded to
atheism. The movie takes a very clear
stand on this crucial question. Despite
what some compromisers would lead us to believe, Ben Stein says, it appears
Darwinism does lead to atheism.
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5. Intelligent Design Topic: Getting Acquainted With the ID Vocabulary
builds its worldview on the premise that there is a God who acts purposefully
and effectively in the world, but this divine action is always persuasive and
never coercive. In contrast to the several forms of
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6. Divine Action Topic: Barbour, Ian G. Five Models of God and Evolution....
omnipotent God of classical theism and the absentee God of deism.
God is present in the unfolding of every event, but God never exclusively
determines the outcome. This is consistent with the theme of Gods
self-limitation in contemporary
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7. Divine Action Topic: Clifford, Anne M. Darwins Revolution in the...
rationalistic Christian theism
coupled to a limited body of scientific data. He challenged Paleys watchmaker
analogy that assumed a God of radical sovereignty and a passive and static
world. What might we find to replace it? McFague
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8. Intelligent Design Topic: Darwinism = evolution + maximal naturalism
and open to
various forms of theism. But if the characterization of nonteleological
entails the rejection of purpose or intention at all
levels of consideration, then Darwinism is once again functioning effectively
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9. Divine Action Topic: Polkinghorne, John. The Laws of Nature and the La...
theism , eternity and time are bound together in the divine
nature. God cannot know the future,
since the future is not there to be known.
The divine kenosis thus includes an emptying of Gods omniscience .
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10. Science and Religion Topic: Stephen Meyer: The New Cosmology: Theistic Impl...
If theism and the Judeo-Christian view of creation are true,
then we have reason to expect evidence of a finite universe.
We have evidence of a finite universe .
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