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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Darwin at 200 and The Origin of Species at 150!

Happy Anniversaries Charles! A doubly whammy this year! You are 200 and your book is 150.

I thought that you might be interested in reading a couple of Paternoster books coming out in 2009 (one in the first half and the other in the second half)

Debating Darwin:
Two Debates - Is Darwinism True, and Does it Matter?
Graeme Finlay, Stephen Lloyd, Stephen Pattemore, David Swift

This one does what it says on the packet - it contains a debate on whether your theory is compatible with orthodox Christian faith (Finlay and Pattemore say 'Yes' and Lloyd says 'No')and another debate on whether current science supports (so Finlay) or undermines it (so Swift).

Theology After Darwin
Edited by R.J. Berry and Michael Northcott

This one starts from the working hypothesis that you were right and asks how Christian theology can accomodate it. Lots of high flying theological thinkers seek to take your theory seriously in their theological reflections on topics from theological anthropology to theodicy; from original sin to eschatology.

Have a good year

4 comments:

eclecticchristian.com said...

I would be interested in seeing fuller reviews of each book. Is that something that you are contemplating?

Mike Bell

Anonymous said...

I thought you might be interested in this event, "Honest to Darwin" http://www.honesttodarwin.org/index.html

Robin Parry said...

Mike

I was not - I am not able to review our own books unbiasedly.

Robin

Robin Parry said...

Anonymous

Thanks. I recall reading Sylvia Baker's magazine "Bone of Contention" when I was a teenager! (As an aside, my wife knows her through the work of the Christian Schools Trust). I myself take a different view but am happy to see a lively debate going on (so long as it is conducted in a respectful way).

Robin