One of my favorite bloggers is RJS who blogs are regularly on McKnight’s Jesus Creed as well as on her own site. The most recent blog reviews Walter Moberly’s recent book, The Bible in a Disenchanted Age: The Enduring Possibility of Christian Faith .
In it, she reviews how Darwin had a rather wooden, literal theology ironically, and how that as well as his leaning towards design led to his gradual fall away from faith. Moberly writes,“Darwin’s grasp of theology was markedly different from his grasp of biology. …With the benefit of hindsight, it is not difficult to see Darwin’s “orthodoxy” as representing an attitude towards the Bible that unsurprisingly led to his rejection of it in due course.”
RJS poses these questions, which I will put forth for consideration, " Is our faith founded on such claims as those Darwin came to discard, or is it founded on something stronger than these? Is it possible to read the Bible faithfully, but also open to a subtle and patient probing of the text and our understanding of it? "
link to blog, which is worth reading in full: