Perspectives on an Evolving Creation
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According to the authors of this book, who explore evolutionary theory from a clear Christian perspective, the common view of conflict between evolutionary theory and Christian faith is mistaken. Written by contributors representing the natural sciences, philosophy, theology, and the history of science, this thought-provoking work is informed by both solid scientific knowl...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published September 25th 2003 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published 2003)
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Sarah
This is not a review. Sorry. I just decided to address those of you who know me and would wonder why I would read this book in the first place.

Most Christians believe God has given us two "books" to learn more about who He is: the Bible (the Inspired Written Word) and the Book of Creation (not only "inspired," but actually spoken into existence by his very voice. This in mind, one thing that has puzzled me within the past year is the tendency of many to come to one "book" in all faith that it is...more
Paul Bruggink
This collection of essays by some of the leading evangelical thinkers and writers in the area of the relationship between the Bible and science is the best introduction by far into evolutionary creationism, which is more commonly known as theistic evolution.

The book includes (among others) essays by:
Conrad Hyers (Comparing Biblical and Scientific Maps of Origins),
Edward (Ted) Davis (The Word and the Works: Concordism and American Evangelicals),
Mark Noll and David Livingstone (Charles Hodge and B...more
Randall Pratt
This is an extremely well organized and well written collection of essays that forcefully challenges the supposed conflict between biological evolutionary theory and orthodox, evangelical Christian faith. It successfully exposes that it is a *false* choice to insist that life forms *either* evolved *or* were designed.



The book is comprised of three sections. The first develops a context for the essays that follow, touching on historical, scientific and exegetical elements relevant to the discussi...more
Ted Smith
This collection of more than 21 contributions collectively discredit the myth that one cannot simultaneously believe in an old earth, evolution, Christianity, and God's role in creation/evolution. Authors include theologians, scientists, and historians. Intended to (a) expand the horizons of Christians and scientists and (b) foster fruitful dialog.
Matt Hill
basically a college text on the issue . . very in-depth, but didn't focus on the specifically theological issues i was looking for
Luke Evans
Great chapters: 2, 4, 5, 11
Disappointing chapters: 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 19
Disaster chapters: 20, 21
Kaylie H
Dec 09, 2009 Kaylie H added it
Shelves: science, religion
I read selected essays from this book.
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