• Can a Darwinian be a Christian? 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    Gregory W. Dawes, Can a Darwinian Be a Christian? Religion Compass 1/6 (2007) pp. 711–724
  • Could There Be Another Galileo Case? Galileo, Augustine, and Vatican II 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    In his 1615 letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Lorraine, Galileo argues for a “principle of limitation”: the authority of Scripture should not be invoked in scientific matters. In doing so, he claims to be following ...
  • Evolution and the Bible: The Hermeneutical Question 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    Theistic evolutionists often suggest that one can reconcile evolutionary theory with biblical teaching. But in fact Christians have accepted Darwinian theory only after reinterpreting the opening chapters of Genesis. Is ...
  • Galileo and the Conflict between Religion and Science 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    For more than 30 years, historians have rejected what they call the ‘warfare thesis’ – the idea that there is an inevitable conflict between religion and science – insisting that scientists and believers can live in harmony. ...
  • God Beyond Theism? Bishop Spong, Paul Tillich, and the Unicorn 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    John Shelby Spong has recently advocated belief in a ‘God beyond theism’. While rejecting traditional theism, he also distinguishes his position from atheism. He suggests that there is a divine reality, which may be described ...
  • In Defense of Naturalism 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    History and the modern sciences are characterized by what is sometimes called a “methodological naturalism” that disregards talk of divine agency. Some religious thinkers argue that this reflects a dogmatic materialism: ...
  • Religious Studies, Faith, and the Presumption of Naturalism 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    In a recent defence of what he calls "study by religion," Robert Ensign suggests that alleged divine revelations represent public forms of knowledge, which should not be excluded from the academy. But at least according ...
  • What is Wrong with Intelligent Design? 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    While a great deal of abuse has been directed at intelligent design theory (ID), its starting point is a fact about biological organisms that cries out for explanation, namely “specified complexity” (SC). Advocates of ID ...
  • Why Historicity Still Matters: Raymond Brown and the Infancy Narratives 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    The infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke pose in an acute form the question of the historical value of the Gospels. Raymond Brown suggests that redaction criticism can bypass this question by spelling out the theological ...