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Dictionary of Christianity and Science is unique reference
work representing a variety of evangelical viewpoints
onthe intersection of Christian faith
and contemporary science

Features Entries by More than 140 Contributors on Over 450 Key
Theories, Individuals, Movements, and Debates

Grand Rapids, Mich., Apr. 21, 2017 — Zondervan is pleased to announce the release of the Dictionary of Christianity and Science, a unique reference work that provides, in one volume, entries on over 450 key terms, theories, individuals, movements, and debates at the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary science.

Edited by Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, and Michael G. Strauss, the Dictionary of Christianity and Science(on sale Apr. 25) features a top-notch lineup of over 140 contributors in the fields of biblical studies, theology, philosophy, history, and various sciences. Contributors include Francis Beckwith, Michael Behe, Darrell Bock, William Lane Craig, Hugh Ross, Craig Keener, Davis Young, John Walton, J. P. Moreland, Rodney Holder, and James Hannam.

“This is an invaluable resource that belongs in every Christian’s library,” said Lee Strobel in an endorsement. Strobel is author of The Case for Christ and the Elizabeth and John Gibson chair of apologetics at Houston Baptist University. “I will be keeping my copy close by when I’m writing.”

Because certain topics such as the age of the Earth and the historicity of Adam and Eve provoke disagreement among Christians, the dictionary includes multiple-view essays that advocate for the views most commonly held among evangelicals. Representatives of leading perspectives present their arguments vigorously but respectfully in these advocacy essays, allowing readers to compare options and to draw their own conclusions. The dictionary is also fully cross-referenced, and entries include references and recommendations for further reading.

“This book has been in the works for four and a half years,” said Stanley N. Gundry, SVP and publisher, Zondervan.  “We are very pleased by the breadth and expertise of the general editors and contributors to this project and by the quality of the articles they have produced. I am confident the Dictionary of Christianity and Science will be a useful reference work for scholars, pastors, students, and any Christian wanting to better understand the most relevant issues at the intersection of Christian faith and science.”

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About the General Editors:

Paul Copan (PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family chair of philosophy and ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry professor of biblical studies and the chair of the religious studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.
Christopher L. Reese (ThM, Talbot School of Theology) is a writer, editor, and independent scholar; he is cofounder of the Christian Apologetics Alliance.
Michael G. Strauss (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is David Ross Boyd professor of physics at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.

About Zondervan: Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich. For additional information, please visit

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