The purpose of this 2009 book is to "describe possible ways of viewing creation which are faithful to scripture and consistent with scientific understanding." It consists of eleven essays, primarily by British scholars. The first six essays are introductory material. They are: 1. Biology After Darwin, by R. J. Berry 2. After Darwin: Is Intelligent Design Intelligent? by Denis R. Alexander 3. Charles Kingsley's Christian Darwinism, by Amy Laura Hall 4. Reading the Bible After Darwin: Creation and a Culture of Restraint, by Ellen F. Davis 5. Darwin and Providence, by David Ferguson 6. Being Human after Darwin, by Francisco J. Ayala
The discussion of the main theme of the book, namely "Theology after Darwin," begins with John J. Bimson's Chapter 7 (Doctrines of the Fall and Sin After Darwin). Bimson notes that "the evolution of Homo sapiens from more primitive hominids is incompatible with the idea that the first human beings fell from a state of perfection." He mentions four common responses: (1) defending Genesis 1-3 as a literal account of our beginnings and rejecting an evolutionary view of human origins altogether, (2) treating Genesis as a primitive creation myth, (3) reading Genesis 3 as "an analysis of the universal human condition rather than a description of how it came to be," and (4) finding a place for the Fall within an evolutionary view of human origins. Bimson favors option (4) and presents and discusses two recent models of the Fall in an evolutionary context: (1) Adam as a Neolithic farmer, and (2) A Fall at the dawn of human consciousness, e.g.Read more ›
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