The Debate Over Design in the Early Church

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Current debates over whether nature displays evidence of intelligent design echo debates that took place in the first centuries of the Christian church. According to John West, there is much we can learn from those earlier debates. This presentation was taped at the 2022 Westminster Conference on Science and Faith in the greater Philadelphia area, which was jointly sponsored by Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and Westminster Theological Seminary.

Dr. John West is Vice President of Discovery Institute and Managing Director of its Center for Science and Culture. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, The C.S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia, The Theology of Welfare, Darwin Day in America, and Walt Disney and Live Action. He also wrote and directed the award-winning documentaries The Biology of Second Reich and Human Zoos: America’s Forgotten History of Scientific Racism. For more information, visit discovery.org.