Throwing down the gauntlet to Dr. Denis Alexander
|January 4, 2010||Posted by David Anderson under Books of interest, Darwinism, Evolution, theistic evolution|
I had a chapter in the recently published (IVP UK) “Should Christians Embrace Evolution?”, a negative response to those – in particular Dr. Denis Alexander – who say that we must.
Well, Dr. Alexander has now read that response. The question going forward is whether he wants to interact with it. My own personal opinion is that his books and writings show more interest in a propaganda effort to win a PR battle amongst the masses than they do in serious and responsible interaction with “the other side”. Dr. Alexander and I both whole-heartedly profess our own love to Jesus Christ and belief that an evangelical position is the only one that does justice to reality. That shared basis gives a position to debate from, honestly representing and interacting with the other’s position. I think I’ve done that in my own book responding to Dr. Alexander as well as in this IVP book. I want to persuade Dr. Alexander to respond in the same way.
Over at my own blog you can read the verbal gauntlet I’ve thrown down. After I did so, another one of the IVP authors e-mailed both myself and Dr. Alexander to add their amen. We’ll see what happens!