John Wilkinson's Achievements

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The historian and author John Dickson, one of Australia’s advocator for Christianity, has dedicated his career trying to present the Christian faith to the public in a clear, measured and respectful way (Centre for public Christianity n.d.). John has devoted himself to support and strengthen Christian values by contributing with a vast amount of academic work and historical research; which has brought flawless evidence to one of the World’s most controversial beliefs that have shaped our world (Dickson n.d.). This paper aims to provide with information about his life, education, and academic work - it will describe his most remarkable achievements; focusing on some of his most relevant achievements and also, it will refer to a few of Dickson’s …show more content…
One of the guests, theoretical physicist and cosmologist and auto-proclaimed atheist, Lawrence M. Krauss made several claims which seemed have to been intended to disprove the importance of religion in society and ridiculed the Christian faith in particular. He commented that religious ethics have no impact upon science. Moreover, he claimed that whenever the Church tried to intrude upon science it almost always got it wrong. He also added that science can offer a better and more ethical world. To these claims, Dr John responded saying that human beings can produce an ethic, not science and that people have the power to decide whether to use science positively or negatively according their worldview. Furthermore, Dickson says that probably Christianity, is in part responsible for the flourishment of science. He finishes his first round of comments stating that scientists should be let do the science and believers do what they do. Throughout the show, Dr Dickson seemed to have demonstrated is that a strong Christian faith has nothing to fear from science. (ParramataSoldier …show more content…
This book, along with other two were being used by scripture teachers in Special Religious Education classes in state schools, when in 2015 after receiving complaints from the Parent lobby group Fairness in Religion in Schools, the three books were initially banned by the Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli for concerns they were in breach of legislation. The same group commented against one book in particular, saying ‘it contained dangerous anti-gay and anti-divorce messages’. (Wood 2015). However, just a days later the New South Wales Education Department reversed the decision (Wood 2015). In an interview about the incident, Dr Dickson mentioned that the Department seemed to had made a rushed judgement to ban the books simply based on the anti-religion groups’ complaints (Bain 2015 The Gospel Coalition

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