Philip Hefner

Philip Hefner is professor of systematic theology at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and director of the Chicago Center for Religion and Science.

Mysterious beginnings

What kind of book is Herman Melville's Moby Dick? Is it a book about whaling? In some ways it is—full of empirical information on the subject. Is it a novel about the perennial mystery of evil and its impact on the human spirit? It is that too.
June 1, 1999