Tolle lege: God and Galileo by Block and Freeman


Well, it’s a fine quandary I’ve been put in. I was so excited to do a book review of God and Galileo by David Block and Kenneth Freeman (Crossway, 2019) because it seemed to combine two of my favorite subjects, theology and science.

Sadly, this book was neither a responsible treatment of either God or Galileo. Rather, it was a thinly veiled attempt to justify the authors deeply rooted evolutionary beliefs. By evolutionary, I don’t just mean the “a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day” variety. I mean the whole “big-bang produced stars produced carbon-based people” variety. Here’s an exact quote in case I got the order mixed up.

“For many different reasons, we could not live in a universe that was much smaller (or much hotter). First, enough time is needed for the hot big-bang universe to cool off, for matter…

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