Anglican Samizdat

June 9, 2009

God’s Undertaker

Filed under: Books — David Jenkins @ 12:25 pm

I’ve just finished reading God’s Undertaker – Has Science buried God? by John Lennox. Lennox is Reader in Add an ImageMathematics at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green College. He is also a Christian.

He has debated Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens a number of times and while the debates are always interesting, there is not enough time to meticulously cover the arguments presented in God’s Undertaker.

God’s Undertaker sets out to convince the reader that science, far from burying God, is dependant on his designing intelligence for the laws that make its methodology work. Using his knowledge of mathematics and science, Lennox makes a convincing case for the proposition that far from science and religion being at odds, science provides evidence for a Designer. What are really at war are two world views: the universe has a creator vs. the universe is all there is.

In his writing Lennox is rather like a scientist’s version of C. S. Lewis: complex ideas are explained with a lucidity that makes you think “I should have thought of that”. A very worthwhile read for Christians, agnostics and atheists.


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