Garry DeWeese (
Thu, 09 Apr 1998 10:30:52 -0600

The following quote is most interesting. If only it had been more widely
heeded. . .

"Christian men of science sometimes complain that we fundamentalists tend
to invoke the supernatural whenever there are gaps in scientific knowledge,
to the embarassment of Christians when scientists fill in the gaps with
well accredited facts. A mere "God of the Gaps" idea may be as harmful as
mechanistic pantheism. The genuinely miraculous in Christianity is not
dimmed, but rather magnified, by recognition of God's providential
faithfulness in the regular processes of nature."

-J. O. Buswell, Jr., _A Systematic Theology of the Christian Religion_
(Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1962), vol 1, pp. 175f.

Buswell was Professor of Systematic Theology at Convenant Seminary in St.

Garry DeWeese