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The Advancement: Keeping the Faith in an Evolutionary Age

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A unique Christian apologetic approaching Darwinian naturalism from a history-of-ideas perspective. Bush argues that progress and advancement are better metaphors to characterize the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century than the term "postmodern." The illusion of spiritual progress is now no more true than it was during the Enlightenment of the eighteenth ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published July 22nd 2004 by B&H Publishing Group (first published August 2003)
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Stephen Johnson
Apr 22, 2014 Stephen Johnson rated it liked it

L. Russ Bush (1944-2008) was a Southern Baptist professor, apologist, and philosopher. He served Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as Professor, Dean of Faculty, and Vice-President. In 2006, he was appointed Dean of Faculty Emeritus and the first Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture. His commitment to biblical inerrancy and his astute academic publications surrounding it safeguarded biblical inerrancy as Southern Baptist Convention doctrine. He is remembered for his

Brent McCulley
Apr 05, 2014 Brent McCulley rated it did not like it
Shelves: apologetics
Bush is quite scatterbrained and his thesis seems to jump around without warrant from one topic to the other. Moreover, one is not sure who this book was written for seemingly trying to refute serious philosophical assumptions, but then quoting scripture about how the last days will be dark as they are now. This book was honestly quite sophomoric, and unscholarly. Would not recommend at all.
Feb 15, 2015 Wesley rated it it was ok
Shelves: theology, apologetics
This book was awful. Bush is disorganized, following no logical pattern in his thinking. He also groups two opposing perspectives, modernism and postmodernism, into one category and thinks his arguments are sufficient to answer both. He alienates those Christians who do not read the creation accounts in the Bible literally. The only good contribution he makes is when he points out some of the inconsistencies in modern, naturalistic thinking. I find Miracles by C.S. Lewis to infinitely more helpf ...more
Apr 29, 2010 Jason rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
To start off, let me say I had to read this book. I don't think that I would have read it otherwise. But I enjoyed it. The book is all about understanding the modern viewpoint of life and how that affects our faith. I found this book a little dated but I respect the idea that Dr. Bush (who was a professor at Southeastern where I go)was trying to put forth.

If you are interested in science and how it relates to Christianity, this might be a good book for you. (Might be because there are probably
Ray Ruppert
Feb 14, 2016 Ray Ruppert rated it really liked it
The Advancement is Bush's terminology for the current worldview. He does a good job of analyzing various theologies and how they influence this "advancement" which is a result of the religion of science. He discusses various theistic options such as process theology and open theism. His conclusion is "Advancement thought is like bait, attractive to the hungry fish but with a hook in it. It captures the mind but leads to despair. Eventually it undermines the technology that makes it at first appe ...more
Sep 23, 2013 Tiffany rated it really liked it
Gives Christians evidence, tools, and resources needed to defend their faith and find a connection between science and God.
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