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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
Paperback, 542 pages
Published September 25th 2003 by Eerdmans (first published 2003)
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Paul Bruggink
Nov 02, 2012 Paul Bruggink rated it it was amazing
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
Randall Pratt
Aug 10, 2011 Randall Pratt rated it really liked it
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
Oct 25, 2014 Doug rated it it was amazing
Provides lots of science (real professional science) background information covering the evolution of the universe. The book is written by Christians so if you are looking for a book written by real scientists to explain elements of science without an underlying anti-religious agenda this is a good book to consider reading.
Ted Smith
Mar 05, 2012 Ted Smith rated it really liked it
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
Nov 26, 2009 Matt Hill rated it really liked it
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
Jul 10, 2012 Luke Evans rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Great chapters: 2, 4, 5, 11
Disappointing chapters: 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 19
Disaster chapters: 20, 21
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