Cliff's Edge

Cliff Goldstein

is editor of the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide. His next book, Baptizing the Devil: Evolution and the Seduction of Christianity has just been released by Pacific Press.

​Death Before the Fall?

Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World, describes himself as an “exuberantly born-again evolutionary evangelist” whose melding of evolutionary theory with Christianity has taught him to celebrate “14 billion years of divine grace and creativity.” What particularly excites him, he writes, is that “death, more often than not, is a cosmic blessing.” He continues: “Perhaps there is no more alluring portal for discovering the benefits of evolutionary spirituality than death understood in an inspiring new way. Thanks to the sciences …

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