Buy New
$20.69
Qty:1
  • List Price: $22.99
  • Save: $2.30 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it Monday, April 28? Order within and choose Two-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Evolution from Creation to New Creation: Conflict, Conversation, and Convergence Paperback


Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$20.69
$4.75 $0.39

Frequently Bought Together

Evolution from Creation to New Creation: Conflict, Conversation, and Convergence + Darwinism Comes to America + Science and Religion: A New Introduction
Price for all three: $84.99

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

100 M&T
100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime
Looking for something good to read? Browse our picks for 100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime, brought to you by the Amazon Book Editors.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (November 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0687023742
  • ISBN-13: 978-0687023745
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,011,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Martinez J. Hewlett is Professor Emeritus at University of Arizona & Adjunct Professor at Graduate Theological Union in Berkley, California.


Ted Peters is Professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
2
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 7 customer reviews
Dr. Hewlett is a clever, talented, thoughtful and spiritually aware man.
R. M. Williams
I learned a lot from this book, and would definitely recommend it to anyone seeking an understanding of these issues.
G. Gilbert
I read the shorter version and then decided to buy and read the longer one.
D. Lawrence

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By R. M. Williams on November 15, 2004
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is one of those extraordinary reads. I bought it simply because i had Martinez Hewlett along with Thomas Lindell and William Stoeger as team teachers for an unusual and very interesting seminar class at the U of Arizona, theology and biology. It was a continuation of Dr. Lindell's interests in bioethics and exactly how to relate science to theology in a constructive and useful, to both parties, manner. A truely unique experience for which i am again thankful. But if buying this book because of the author was the reason for opening it and reading the first few chapters, i would have stopped there, for the book itself must carry my interest from that point. This one did. Very much so, engaging, informative, interesting, clever, structured wisely- just a few of my comments. I seldom thoroughly enjoy a book as much as i did this one, i even wrote WOW on the last page in my yellow highlighter, it is good.

Why?

First, it represents the culmination of two really interesting people's work. Dr. Hewlett is a clever, talented, thoughtful and spiritually aware man. He is a poet, a novelist, a viral researcher, but most appropriately to this book- a good teacher. There is something special about a talented teacher who can unfold a topic IN ORDER, with a structure that shows the neophyte how the pieces fit together. And gives us the pieces in an order that helps us see the big picture that the author's themselves grasp. Hey readers, this is RARE. More often you hit things in a logical or chronological order, pieces are thrown at you without reference to the big picture. So you often are lost as a student in a new field in the forest, concentrating on the trees and never ever able to understand why anyone would actually come to this forest.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jesse Rouse on August 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book may not be exceptionally detailed on everything it addresses, but it is by far the best survey of the issues pertaining to theistic evolution that I have yet encountered. Ted Peters and Martinez (a theologian and a scientist) work together in an attempt to bring together Christian theology and Darwinian evolution. They are excellent at critiquing young earth creationists, intelligent design advocates, and especially theistic evolutionists. Perhaps the most encouraging part of all is that they do all of this from an orthodox Christian perspective. It seems to be very hard to find books supporting theistic evolution which do not rely on open theism, process theism, or something resembling deism. Peters and Hewlett avoid all of these, and effectively critique other theistic evolutionists for straying from orthodox belief about God's nature (which is not to say that evolution has no impact on our understanding of God, but instead that it does not necessitate a departure from traditional Christianity). Let me briefly summarize the four main sections of the book:

First, they examine the "war" between Christianity and science. What they conclude (I think correctly) is that the war is not over whether Christianity or science is true. The war is over what constitutes science. Young earth creationists are not denying the validity of the scientific enterprise, or rejecting that we should attempt to determine the laws of the universe. What they are denying is that evolution is valid science. They proceed to examine what exactly Darwinian evolution means, and the negative results some have taken from it (e.g. social Darwinism, evolutionary psychology, etc.).
Read more ›
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Gilbert on March 26, 2008
Format: Paperback
Ted Peters and Martinez Hewlett have written an absolutely remarkable book. I was recommended this book by a friend who's working on his PhD at Princeton in Theology and Science and he was right - this was an excellent read.

I spent most of my life as a staunch (and horribly uninformed) critic of any sort of acceptance of evolution: I really did see it as an enemy to the church, and went to great lengths to make this clear. I remember in third grade we'd watch videos in class that would talk about evolution, and I'd write papers that I'd always entitle "Truth" about how actually, God created everything and that evolution was just plain wrong. Fortunately my third grade teacher didn't see this as a reason to fail me. Peters' and Hewlett's book starts out by talking about the very conflict that I was having in the classroom setting, and how this has really become a delicate all-out war (see chapter one).

Towards the latter part of my seminary education I started to realize that my brick-like thoughts (as in unmovable) might not be the most helpful thing: but didn't seriously look at the issues until just a couple months ago when I started communicating with some of my seminary friends who I knew held evolutionary beliefs.

This book is ideal for someone like myself who's never really read a survey of a large variety of view on the issue. Peters and Hewlett discuss and survey topics including Darwin, Darwinism, Neo-Darwinism Synthesis, Social Darwinism, Sociobiology, Evolutionary Psychology, Scientific Creationism, Intelligent Design, and finally Theistic Evolution.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Search
ARRAY(0x9cfa4cc0)