“The important point here is that science and faith can thus provide us with different, yet ultimately complementary, maps of human identity”. The text of Professor Alister McGrath’s Inaugural Lecture as Andreas Idreos Professorship of Science and Religion.
I cannot write an impartial review of this book. Its author, Tom McLeish, was my PhD supervisor and continues to be a friend, mentor, collaborator, colleague; someone who has encouraged me throughout my career and (let’s be honest) promoted my work better than I can. I am somewhat biased. Also, as both a Scientist and … Continue Reading
The New Atheists did not manage to dent the growth of religion across the world. Instead, they only fed our interest in it. by Madeleine Bunting first published on Guardian, Comment is Free Belief, 4 April 2010, re-published with permission One shelf of my bookcase is now groaning under the weight of its contents. It’s the … Continue Reading
Fulcrum Book Review of Nick Spencer, Darwin and God (SPCK, 2009) by Alison Morgan Overview Not many books sell out within 24 hours of publication, but Nick Spencer’s careful study of Darwin’s faith and lack of faith is one of them – and justifiably so. Written in an accessible and readable style, this book clears … Continue Reading
Charles Darwin (1809-1882): A Fulcrum Appreciation by Michael Roberts February 12th 2009 sees the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth. Along with Isaac Newton he was one of the greatest British scientists, though his science is still controversial. To some he was a great scientist and to others the devil incarnate! He was a quiet family man, … Continue Reading
Consequences of Climate Change in sub-Saharan Africa by Anthony Poggo, Bishop of Kajo-Keji Province of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan a paper given to the Self Select Group on Climate Change Lambeth Conference 31 July 2008 Introduction Climate changes in many parts of Africa and especially Sudan have been conspicuous and noticeable. The apparent … Continue Reading
‘The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, (Bantam Press, 2006), Fulcrum review’ by The Rt Revd Dr David Atkinson, Bishop of Thetford The God Delusion (Bantam Press 2006) has the same mixture of brilliant rhetoric, passionate anti-theism and (to my mind) faulty argument that we have come to expect from Richard Dawkins, Charles Simonyi Professor for … Continue Reading
by Terry Eagleton John Edward Taylor Professor of English Literature, University of Manchester The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins Bantam Press, 406pp This article first appeared in the London Review of Books 19 October 2006 and is reproduced with permission Imagine someone holding forth on biology whose only knowledge of the subject is the Book … Continue Reading