Joseph Hinman. God Science Ideology: Examining the Role of Ideology in the Religious-Scientific
Dialogue. Grand Viaduct 2022. 647 pp. $59.99 USD (Hardcover ISBN 9780982408766).
If any area of current philosophy is so incendiary as to teeter on violence, it is argument about an
omnipotent divine being’s existence. The ‘debate’—too gentle a term here—becomes so vehement
it echoes the doctrinal tree-shaking that led to so many religious wars. Certainly, professional
philosophers tend toward protocols of respect and charitability among one another. But the internet
has provided history perhaps the most immense battlefield for doctrinal dispute. Hinman’s lengthy,
vehement, if generally sober offering to this battle is almost definitive of the field.
It is likely one
of the most thorough religious apologetics in contemporary times. It merits a serious consideration
and is certain to draw…