Dr. William J. Meyer is Professor of Philosophy and the Ralph W. Beeson Professor of Religion at Maryville College in Maryville Tennessee. He is also the author of "Metaphysics and the Future of Theology" (2010).
"William Meyer is one of the sharpest and clearest philosophers writing about evolution and God, and in this focused volume, he offers an original interpretation of Darwin that enables us to integrate evolution with an affirmation of the meaning and value of existence. This is an important thesis, carefully argued, that deserves to be widely read." Kevin Schilbrack, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
"Giving impressive evidence that evolution on Darwin's account includes the aim of value, this book issues an incisive challenge to any who claim for an exclusively mechanistic or physicalist account of life's species. Both clear and concise throughout, Meyer also deftly outlines a theistic metaphysics likely unknown to Darwin and in which a theology of value is consistent with causation by the past." Franklin Gamwell, Ph.D. Shailer Mathews Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, The Divinity School, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Dr. Drew Crain is Professor of Biology at Maryville College in East Tennessee. Passionate about his undergraduate students, Dr. Crain has won the "Teacher of the Year" award several times and can often be found teaching and leading hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
"This stimulating study is premised upon an important but neglected insight: Christianity and the sciences are not representative of two different, opposing ways of knowing. Rather, Christianity combines both a rational, empirical mode of knowing with a personal, mythical one. Consequently, a scientifically-informed Christianity is a robust and strong Christianity that can motivate rich and deep science." Justin Barrett, Ph.D. Acting Dean, School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.