Edgar Andrews' Blog
Latest podcast interview on science and faithMay 20, 2013
A full-length audio podcast in which Professor Edgar Andrews is interviewed by Julian Charles on his 1986 Huxley Memorial Debate with Richard Dawkins and on the scientific and biblical issues arising from his book “Who made God? Searching for a theory of everything”. The podcast can be heard on: http://themindrenewed.com/interviews/206-int-17 The interview notes URL is: [...]
Waiting for a city; the faith of AbrahamApril 14, 2013
The third in my series on faith, being extracts from my readable commentary on the letter to the Hebrews, is now available under “Hebrews Commentary” in the side panel. It is entitled “Waiting for a city” and covers Hebrews 11:8-12 on the faith of Abraham.
Faith pleases GodMarch 20, 2013
The second in my series on faith, being extracts from my readable commentary on the letter to the Hebrews, is now available under “Hebrews Commentary” in the side panel. It is entitled “Faith pleases God” and covers Hebrews 11:4-7.
Heb. 11:1-3 Defining Faith (Ch.37)March 2, 2013
37. Defining faith Please read Hebrews 11:1-3 Every mountaineer, or even serious hill-walker, has had the experience. You surmount what you thought was the high-point, only to find that further and higher peaks lie before you. Hebrews is a little like that. In 8:7-13 we reached the pinnacle of the Writer’s theological argument, the unveiling [...]
New radio interview 5 October 2012October 5, 2012
Listen to my latest USA radio interview about the book “Who made God? Searching for a theory of everything”. The interview is conducted by Nate Herbst of the Eternity Impact blogspot on ‘The God solution” and part one of this two-part interview can be heard here: http://eternityimpact.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/dr-edgar-andrews-interview-pt-1-science.html. It covers such things as how I came [...]
Recent (2012) reviews of “Who made God?”August 30, 2012
Here are three recent independent readers’ reviews of Who made God? Searching for a theory of everything posted on Amazon.com (USA). [http://www.amazon.com/Who-Made-Searching-Theory-Everything/product-reviews/0852347073/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending] Could a “God hypothesis” be the answer?, August 27, 2012 By Paul Rodney Pennington Edgar H. Andrews is Emeritus Professor of Materials at the University of London and an international expert on the [...]
Conversations on faith (2). What is faith?July 2, 2012
This is the second post in an on-going conversation with Bill, who is not a Christian although he trained for the Roman Catholic priesthood. I reproduce these exchanges with Bill’s full and kind agreement. The main subject in this post is the nature of biblical faith. Dear Mr. Andrews I haven’t finished re-reading your book. [...]
Conversations on faith (1)June 16, 2012
This post is the first in what could become an on-going series of conversations with Bill, a correspondent who wrote to me having begun to read my book “Who made God? Searching for a theory of everything”. The exchanges are, I think, self-explanatory and Bill has kindly agreed to my posting them here — [...]
Defining GodApril 13, 2012
‘Sarita’ asks; What is God? I mean what are the “properties” of a god. If god is a thing then we must be able to define it in terms of “properties”.. What makes a god a god? We all have our own conceptions of God–the god of the bible the Hebrew god most of all. [...]
1) The Dutch translation of “Who made God?” is now available on-line to buyers world-wide from www.bol.com (http://www.bol.com/nl/p/nederlandse-boeken/wie-heeft-god-gemaakt/9200000002307317/index.html) or http://www.postorderboekhandel.nl/object/9789063181390/Wie_heeft_God_gemaakt/ _______________________________________ 2) “Generations with Vision” have just posted an audio interview on the irrationality of atheism and its treatment in my book “Who made God? Searching for a theory of everything”. The link is: http://generationswithvision.com/broadcast/the-ultimate-question%E2%80%94what-explains-everything/. [...]
Dutch edition wows NT scholar (update)January 25, 2012
I am pleased to say that the Dutch translation of Who made God? is now complete and due to be published in March 2012. The managing translator Eddy Maatkamp writes as follows; “I sent the Dutch PDF edition of the book before publication to one of my acquaintances who’s professor of New Testament in Belgium [...]
Debating atheists updateNovember 24, 2011
I have now done two debates on science and faith on UK’s Premier radio’s “unbelievable” program (1) with atheist Robert Stovold on 26 November and (2) with evolutionist and humanist Lewis Wolpert on 3 December. Presenter Justin Brierley writes: “The discussions are proving popular online. The first one has already had 6,400 downloads and the [...]
Conversation: Is religion superstition?October 21, 2011
From Louis: Subject: Religion [book “Who made God?”] Very good book. In your opinion, what is the difference, if any, between religion and superstition? Reply: Hi Louis “Religion” may be superstition. But true religion is based upon a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ who said (speaking to His Father), “This is life eternal, that they [...]
Royal Institution lectures promote atheismOctober 3, 2011
The (British) Royal Institution’s Christmas lectures this December will be given by psychologist Professor Bruce Hood, Director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre. The advance announcement says he ‘will induce false memories in members of the audience and use pickpockets to demonstrate how easily we are distracted’. Professor Hood is an atheist who believes that [...]
E-book edition of “Who made God?”September 5, 2011
An e-book (Kindle) edition of “Who made God?” is now available on three Amazon websites … USA (www.amazon.com), UK (www.amazon.co.uk) and Germany (www.amazon.de). They haven’t yet linked the e-book pages to the original hardcopy edition pages so you’ll need to search the e-book range, but I expect they will get around to joined-up marketing before [...]
Could a universe create itself?August 16, 2011
I drafted the following piece at the request of the Christian Apologetics Alliance which is in the process of compiling a series of articles answering common objections to theism. Although there is overlap here with my review of Stephen Hawking’s co-authored book “The Grand Design” the present article is more suitable as a succinct and [...]
Victor Stenger replies to “Who made God?”June 23, 2011
Dr. Victor Stenger, physicist, atheist and author of “God, the failed hypothesis”, has responded to my critique of his book which forms Ch.5 of “Who made God?”. The response is published on his website at http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/vstenger/VWeb/Home.html . I am a passionate believer in ‘the right to reply’ so I am reproducing his response here in [...]
How old is the universe?June 5, 2011
A correspondent recently asked me the following question: “I just have a quick question for you. As an expert in the field, I was wondering what your personal view is on the age of the earth. As an archaeology major who focuses on circa 3500 – 1400BC, I am having a hard time reconciling the [...]
With enemies like these who needs friends?May 6, 2011
I just saw an article in “Secular News Daily” which offers a rare atheisitic commendation of “Who made God?” With enemies like this who needs friends? (Actually, I do, but it seemed a nice catch-phrase). The comment in question reads as follows: http://www.secularnewsdaily.com/2011/05/03/did-god-create-the-laws-of-physics/ “Edgar Andrews’ Who Made God? is head and shoulders above the standard of many so-called [...]
Puritan apologetics and the new atheismApril 30, 2011
I’ve had an interesting exchange on the Amazon UK website with “Peter” who, even though a Christian, didn’t appreciate “Who made God?” one little bit. Below is the exchange with just a few delations, but it can be summarised briefly enough: should we use modern methods and styles in today’s Christian apologetics or should we live in the past in these respects?
Latest Amazon reviewsApril 10, 2011
Several new reviews of “Who made God?” have appeared on Amazon’s USA site (www.amazon.com go to the WMG page) including the following: Gadzooks! A book by a physicist that is actually understandable without a PHD degree. And not only that, but fun to read. I expect physics books to be boring, loaded down with numbers, fractions and [...]
Evolution and the fossilsMarch 16, 2011
I had an interesting letter from an evolutionist friend the other day and he has kindly agreed that I should share it with you on this blog. It relates to the Oxford Union debate in 1986 in which I debated creation and evolution with Richard Dawkins and others and reads as follows: Dear Prof. Andrews [...]
“Who made God?” at TenterdenMarch 9, 2011
We had an excellent meeting on Saturday 5 March organised by Trinity Baptist Church in Tenterden, Kent, UK. The church provided a sit-down evening meal for 60 people, 30 church members and 30 invited by church members from the community. Another 20 or so church members prepared and served! As a result I started speaking rather [...]
First translations plannedJanuary 17, 2011
Contracts have been signed for the grant of translation rights for “Who made God?” in Dutch and Korean. An Arabic translation is also under discussion.
WMG among best 52 science books of 2010December 27, 2010
Mark puts “Who made God?” at N0.16 in his 2010 list of 52 books. Seee http://my52books.com/?tag=science. Read his full review on our book/reviews page but here is a taster: This book is an apologetics book which does a masterful job of countering the claims of the new atheists such as Richard Dawkins, as well as putting [...]
Best book for ChristmasNovember 26, 2010
Two well-known apologetics blogs have nominated “Who made God?” as #3 and #1 respectively in their ‘top 7′ or ‘top 5′ books to buy and give for Christmas.
An interesting new reviewOctober 15, 2010
An interesting new review of “Who made God?” has appeared on its www.amazon.co.uk website page in which a Moslem scientist awards the book a 5 star rating. Read the review on the “book/reviews and interviews” page.
Did quantum fluctuations create the universe?September 4, 2010
In the light of Stephen Hawking “coming out” as a new atheist this week, I thought it might be amusing to post the following extract from a thread on the readers’-reviews page of “Who made God?” on www.amazon.co.uk. In reply to your post on 2 Sep 2010 16:00 BST Axeman says: E H Andrews you [...]
Stephen Hawking discovers atheismSeptember 3, 2010
Cosmologist Stephen Hawking has joined the new atheists with his latest book “The grand design”. Unfortunately he uses flawed logic to do so. Read more in the blog.
Apologetics 315 review of “Who made God?”August 24, 2010
The Apologetics 315 website has just published an in-depth review of Who made God? which you can find as the last entry under “book/reviews and interviews”. The closing words of the review are as follows: “Andrews presents a book that is, in this reviewer’s opinion, a perfect gift to just about anyone – from layman to [...]
WMG advertised in UK national pressAugust 9, 2010
During the week of 16-20 August, Who made God?” will be advertised for the first time in the UK national press …
“Who made God?” gets third reprint in 10 monthsJuly 9, 2010
With the fourth printing of “Who made God?” in July there are now 20,000 copies in print.
TV interview and phone-inJune 8, 2010
Watch Edgar on Revelation TV (UK), Thursday 10 June from 9 to 10 p.m. Sky Guide 581 and Freesat 692. The program can also be watched on-line on www.revelationtv.com.
Fun readingMay 13, 2010
“I don’t know if I’ve ever had more fun reading a book so steeped in scientific terminology… in fact, I’m sure I haven’t! …. the author’s goal is to promote a positive thesis (that God exists and reveals Himself in the Bible) rather than a negative antithesis (that Darwinian evolution is false). His book’s purpose then, is “to explore how the biblical hypothesis of God provides a comprehensible, intellectually consistent and spiritually satisfying view of being that encompasses man’s experience of life, the universe and everything”.” (John Gardner). More on Books/reviews and interviews page.
WMG a major resourceMarch 18, 2010
“I will affirm what I said a couple of months ago. This book is without question one of the best books I have read on this subject ever, and one of the most important books published in 2009/10.” (Joe Fleener, The Shepherd’s Bible College).
Click on ‘Articles and multimedia’ to hear interviews about the book.
Buy the book on www.amazon.com (USA) or www.amazon.co.uk (UK)
Third printing for “Who made God?”February 14, 2010
“Who made God?” goes for its third printing in 5 months.
Railway poster campaignJanuary 26, 2010
During February 2010 we shall be promoting “Who made God?” to the general public by displaying large posters on the platforms of major railway stations throughout UK. [click on heading for full post]
General bookstore gets interestedDecember 22, 2009
Books like “Who made God?” are not usually stocked by general or secular bookstores in UK but we have found that a little pressure can change this situation.
See our new ‘reviews and interviews’ pageDecember 5, 2009
We have added a new sub-page to the Book page entitled ‘reviews and interviews’ where you will find a review by Tim Challies (partial, with a link to the full review), another by an anonymous reviewer that was posted on www.amazon.com, and a link to the Moody Radio interview mentioned previously in the blog. The [...]
The year’s ‘most important book’?November 21, 2009
Joe Fleener writes: ‘It is nearing the end of the year and although I have long lost count of how many books I have read this year, I have without a doubt just finished the best and likely most important book (other than the Bible) I have read this year. See his comments in full (click on link on blog page).
Moody Radio interviewNovember 13, 2009
Listen to Edgar’s interview on Moody Radio using the
following link (you can click on it from the blog page):
In the market placeNovember 11, 2009
A Christian book enthusiast tells me that she runs a small bookstall in her local market place. When she introduced “Who made God?” to the range on offer, every copy on display was snapped up in a single session. See the blog page for ways you too can help increase the book’s visibility to the general public… [click on title to read more]
First reprint planned!November 10, 2009
First reprint planned!
Only seven weeks after “Who made God?” was released in UK (and only five weeks since its release in USA) EP Books are having to order a reprint because stocks of the book are running low.
#2 Best seller on ‘Evangelism’ on Amazon UKNovember 3, 2009
“Who made God?” is selling well on-line on www.amazon.co.uk and is the #2 best-seller in the sub-category “\ religion and spirituality \ Christianity \ Evangelism”. In the higher category of “Christianity” it has varied between #16 and #37 in the best-selling list during the past three days (as I write). These ratings are continually revised [...]
Early responses to “Who made God?”November 2, 2009
The book was released in UK at the end of September and we’ve had some interesting responses. Popular author Bill Bryson responded to a complimentary copy by saying, “Thank you so much. I am immensely grateful”. Dr John Sentamu, Anglican Archbishop of York, wrote: “Thank you for sending me a copy of your book ‘Who made God?’ I note tha
Coventry meetingNovember 1, 2009
My lecture on “who made God?” on October 24 kindly organised by the Genesis Agendum was attended by around 70 people and was well-received. Thanks are also due to Lower Ford Street Baptist Church who provided the venue and logistics for the occasion. It was the first public opportunity to launch the book, for which [...]