Davis Young


Education

  • Received B.S.E. at Princeton University, 1962
  • Received M.S. at Pennsylvania State University, 1965
  • Acquired Ph.D. at Brown University, 1969

Biography

  • Hometown: Abington, Pennsylvania
  • Hobbies include birding (life list of 1000 species), and listening to music by Gustav Mahler and Anton Bruckner

Professional experience

  • Began teaching at New York University (1968-1973)
  • Switched to University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1973-1978)
  • Began teaching at Calvin in 1978
  • Retired in Tuscan, AZ, in 2004
  • Returned to Grand Rapids in 2014
  • Co-author of 10 books on the history of geology and the relationship between christian faith and geology
  • 2009 Mary C. Rabbit History of Geology Award Recipient

Academic interests

  • Publication of For Me to Live Is Christ, a biography of my father, Old Testament scholar, Edward J. Young.
  • Editing of Recollections of a Petrologist, a 500+ page autobiographical memoir byJoseph Paxson Iddings, America’s premier igneous petrologist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
  • Research on the doctrine of creation in regard to the scientific enterprise.
  • The history of igneous petrology
  • The integration of science and Christian faith
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Publications

  • 2008, Origin of the American quantitative igneous rock classification: Part 1, Earth Sciences History, v. 27, p. 188-219.
  • 2008, (with Ralph F. Stearley) The Bible, Rocks and Time: Geological Evidence for the Age of the Earth. Downers Grove, I, InterVarsity Press.
  • 2009, The reception of geology in the Dutch Reformed tradition: the case of HermanBavinck (1854-1921), in Martina Kölbl-Ebert, ed., Geology and Religion: A History of Harmony and Hostility. Geological Society Special Publication 310, p.289-300.
  • 2009, The historical reconstruction of geohistorical reconstruction, Perspectives on Scienceand Christian Faith, v. 61, p. 116-125.
  • 2009, Origin of the American quantitative igneous rock classification: Part 2, Earth SciencesHistory, v. 28, p. 175-203.
  • 2010, Origin of the American quantitative igneous rock classification: Part 3, Earth Sciences History, v. 29 p. 264-290.
  • 2011, Origin of the American quantitative igneous rock classification: Part 4, Earth Sciences History, v. 30, p. 1-38.
  • 2012, Origin of the American quantitative igneous rock classification: Part 5, Earth Sciences History, v. 31, p. 1-49.
  • 2012, Good News for Science: Why Scientific Minds Need God. Oxford, MS, Malius Press.

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