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Evolution on Threga IX
Published date: Thursday, June 11, 2009
By: Robert Stenning

Associate Professor Robert Stening reviews Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe

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The Freedom Paradox
Published date: Wednesday, April 08, 2009
By: Kamal Weerakoon

Clive Hamilton is well-known for his radical critique of Western capitalism and consumerism. Kamal Weerakoon reviews his latest book The Freedom Paradox, in which Hamilton argues for an alternative basis for social interaction. Clive Hamilton’s thesis is that to be truly free humans must live in accord with our ‘moral self ’. However, as Kamal Weerakoon argues in his review, an autonomously-derived morality cannot deliver true freedom. (See

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Filed under : RESOURCES• Book ReviewsEthics
Issues Facing Christians Today
Published date: Monday, January 12, 2009
By: James Pietsch

In the 4th edition of this important book, John Stott continues to urge Christians to engage with ethical issues, including new issues in bioethics.

The past 20 years has seen a growing interest among evangelical Christians in developing biblical responses to ethical and social issues. One of the leading evangelicals who has long argued for greater engagement with our society through presenting Christian perspectives on social issues is John Stott,

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Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music
Published date: Friday, August 01, 2008
By: Rob Smith

Professor Jeremy Begbie has spent most of the last 20 years seeking to redress this deficiency. As a respected Christian theologian and a musician of considerable ability and reputation, Begbie has published a series of books and articles in which he has sought to fuse together some of ‘the best musical thinking about theology and the best theological thinking about music.’ His latest book,Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of

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The Language Of God
Published date: Sunday, June 01, 2008
By: Megan Best

Dr Megan Best reviews this volume by respected scientist Dr Francis Collins.

The interface of faith and science is often discussed by passionate Christians and scientists who have poor understandings of their opponents’ subject. It was therefore with anticipation that I began reading this volume, written by a man with a foot in each camp, intent on instructing both sides about how they could get along with the other.

Dr Francis Collins, a

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Filed under : RESOURCES• Book ReviewsScience & Medicine
Published date: Saturday, March 01, 2008
By: Roberta Kwan

A piece on the relationship of money to happiness-a review of Ross Gittins’ book Gittinomics that considers the impact of heightened materialism on society.

Roberta says in her introduction "It’s somewhat ironic that my first contribution to Case is to review a book about a subject I’ve consciously avoided for most of my life—economics."

(See PDF for complete article.)

Files: kwan_gittinomics.pdf  

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Exorcising The Ghost of Hume
Published date: Saturday, December 01, 2007
By: Larissa Johnson

Larissa Johnson reviews "In Defense of Natural Theology: A Post-Humean Assessment".

David Hume was an eighteenth century philosopher whose arguments against religion are commonly believed to have sounded the death knell for natural theology, which can be defined as the attempt to find rational justification for a belief in God from reason and the natural world. In Defense of Natural Theology is offered as a direct confrontation to Hume’s legacy,

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Treasuring God In Our Traditions
Published date: Saturday, September 01, 2007
By: Nicole Starling

Nicole Starling reviews what has been an influential book for her family.

Noël Piper’s, Treasuring God in Our Traditions (Wheaton: Crossway, 2003). The book considers at a very practical level the development of Christian family traditions. In the context of an avowedly post-Christian society, ‘family traditions’ have a function that is more critical than ever before, both within our families and in our mission to the wider society.


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The life and death of Barry Jones
Published date: Tuesday, May 01, 2007
By: Greg Clarke

In his autobiography, the Australian political intellectual explores his attitude to death, punishment and the hope of resurrection.

Brilliant writers of the last hundred years tended to spend their lives wrestling with Christianity. Samuel Beckett obsessed over the promises of Christ in plays such as Waiting For Godot. D.H. Lawrence was gripped by the Bible and attempted to re-read into it a pagan spirituality. C.S. Lewis was hunted down by the

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Is history fiction?
Published date: Tuesday, January 30, 2007
By: Greg Clarke
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Ann Curthoys and John Docker base their 2006 book Is History Fiction? on two beliefs: their belief in truth and the search for truth and their belief that historians cannot declare that they have objectively established the truth about the past. As they state: ‘Our general argument is that the very doubleness of history - in the space between history as rigorous scrutiny of sources and history as part of the world of literary forms - gives it ample

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