The study of the physical world with the goal of discovering general principles from particular observations.
The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy, by Nancy R. Pearcey and Charles
B. Thaxton, Crossway Books, 1994, 298 pp. This book traces how Christian assumptions
undergirded the development of much of science and especially the scientific revolution. They
also discuss and critique modern scientific developments in physics and chemistry (relativity,
quantum mechanics, DNA) from a Christian worldview.
Availability: AU library
Lectures on Calvinism, Lecture 4: Calvinism and Science, Six Lectures Delivered at Princeton
University, 1898 under the auspices of the L. P. Stone Foundation. Kuyper brilliantly
demonstrates the truism that "ideas have consequences." One's theology is inseparably linked to
one's views and practices of science. Science, rightly understood, flourishes in the context of
Christian views of creation and ultimately withers in any other context.
Availability: AU Library or http://www.kuyper.org/main/publish/books_essays/article_17.shtml
Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds, by Phillip E. Johnson, IVP, 132 pp. Although I haven't
specifically addressed the creation/evolution controversy here, I highly recommend Phillip
Johnson's thought as the best starting point. It is important to understand the philosophy behind
evolution before you become inundated by all the details of the scientific arguments. This book
examines the materialist philosophy that lies concealed underneath the so-called "fact" of
evolution and provides a helpful treatment at a very accessible level.
Availability: CPC library