- Dr. Davis Young
- Professor Emeritus
- Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies
- NH 073
- Received B.S.E. at Princeton University, 1962
- Received M.S. at Pennsylvania State University, 1965
- Acquired Ph.D. at Brown University, 1969
- Hometown: Abington, Pennsylvania
- Hobbies include birding (life list of 1000 species), and listening to music by Gustav Mahler and Anton Bruckner
- 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
- 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
- Course code:
- 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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