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Perspectives on different disciplines beginning with A-E

Perspectives are welcome from Christians who publish peer-reviewed research papers or teach degree courses in the area(s) involved from a base in any academic department. These brief items may be scholarly overviews and/or annotated lists of key links and books, of use to graduates of other disciplines or undergraduates on degree courses involving the study of culture.

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BIOLOGY: Image of God: genes or culture?

The Revd John Stott has suggested that Original Sin is transmitted ‘horizontally’ (to contemporaries) as well as ‘vertically’ (to descendants).  Current scientific forms of this view are considered for the Image of God that is created in humanity as well as the sin that we each inherit from its first committers.  Dr Graeme Finlay is…

BIOLOGY: Creation and evolution

Two of the Faraday Papers on Science and Religion address the controversy about God’s creation of humanity and biological evolution of humanity, one by a biblical scholar who has been a research biochemist and the other a professor of genetics who believes in the Bible as the revealed word of God. The Rev. Dr. Ernest Lucas…

BIOLOGY: Image of God: genes or culture?

The Revd John Stott has suggested that Original Sin is transmitted ‘horizontally’ (to contemporaries) as well as ‘vertically’ (to descendants).  Current scientific forms of this view are considered for the Image of God that is created in humanity as well as the sin that we each inherit from its first committers. Dr Graeme Finlay is…

BUSINESS STUDIES: Relational ethics training

Matthew Reisz writes for the T.H.E., “Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Paris) … on a campus near Versailles .. is regularly ranked as the best business school in Europe by the Financial Times.  [Professor] Valerie Gauthier in [their] Leadership Centre … has the concept she calls savoir-relier.  Roughly translated, it is the ability to…

CHEMISTRY: Applications of Chemistry

What Can a Christian Chemist Do? A Christian’s perspective on the uses of the chemical sciences Your will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven. God has endowed the Earth’s materials with astonishing creative possibilities, inorganic and organic, almost as if He were challenging us chemists to do His will with them, for…

COMPUTING: Judgement on IT professionals?

Imagine! – Information Technology Professionals Imagine. Imagine the end of history, with the Supreme God on the Seat of Final Authority, with the senior managers and top researchers and developers of the world’s information technology industry ranged before him. Imagine him speaking to them: “According to one of you, in the year 2000, the worldwide…

CULTURAL STUDIES: Derrida underided

“Jacques Derrida – positively deconstructed” Until his death [in November 2004], Jacques Derrida’s name had probably appeared in more lecture notes, articles and academic conversations than that of any other living thinker. Long regarded as the patron saint of postmodernism, the French theorist made an impact that extended out of the Academe and into wider cultural…

ECONOMICS: Research from a Christian Perspective

Faith in Economics Economists who are also Christians (or should it be the other way round?) have been thinking about the relationship between their subject and their faith for a long time. Indeed economics as a discipline began as a branch of moral philosophy. There has been a formal Association of Christian Economists in the…

ECONOMICS: The second most important event in history

Dierdre McCloskey argues entertainingly and informatively that the Industrial Revolution came not so much from economic (or technological) change as from a change in “rhetoric” – the language of persuasion. The most important event? “In Galilee and Jerusalem around AD 30.” Click here to read this features article in the T.H.E. Professor McCloskey teaches economics, history, English and communication…