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The God of Monkey Science: People of Faith in a Modern Scientific World (Paperback)

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How to hold true to your faith and embrace modern science

Ever since the Scopes Monkey Trial in the early twentieth century, American evangelicals have considered scientists public enemy #1. But this antipathy to modern science turned deadly during the COVID-19 crisis, when white evangelicals snubbed precautions and vaccines. Herself an evangelical Christian and a science educator, Janet Kellogg Ray explains how we got here and how to fix it.

As the follow-up to Baby Dinosaurs on the Ark?, this lively volume covers evolution as well as the coronavirus pandemic, vaccines, climate change, and the frontiers of genetic research. Ray explains the facts accessibly and with verve. Along the way, she vividly narrates the scientific achievements--and political and religious drama--that got us to where we are today.

Ultimately, Ray calls for evangelicals to speak to science, rather than deny it. We need Christian ethics now more than ever to determine how best to act in light of current scientific data and for love of neighbor. If you're afraid of science hurting your faith, this book will show you how to be true to both.

International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) Book Prize on Science and Religion Long List (2024)

Sojourners Best Books List (2023)

About the Author

Janet Kellogg Ray is an enthusiastic science educator, explainer, and communicator. She holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction, with eighteen years of teaching biology at the university level.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802883193
ISBN-10: 0802883192
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Pages: 248
Language: English