Science in Christian Perspective

Letter to the Editor


Commends MacKay
John W. Haas, Jr.
Gordon College
Wenham, Massachusetts 0 1984

From: JASA 29 (September 1977): 137

The recent exchange between Donald MacKay and Jerry Cramer (Journal ASA, September, 1976) is the first time in my recollection that the Journal has dealt with ideas which MacKay has been developing for 25 years. MacKay's views should receive careful consideration from those with skills in philosophy and theology. His is a significant attempt to provide a broad integration of science and Christianity which has for the most part been tacitly accepted or ignored on this side of the Atlantic. Dr. MacKay's frequent visits to this country allow opportunity for dialogue in local section meetings and on an informal basis. Those who would joust with MacKay should be warned that there lies beneath that winsome exterior a razor-sharp mind which insists on exact adherence to meanings of words and details of arguments and makes gentle mincemeat of spurious thinking.