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I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution: Paperback – March 4, 2009
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I could personally relate to the "journey" that the author and many other conservative Christians have made in wrestling with the creation/evolution controversy. I abandoned the "young earth creationist" position in the 1980's after observing evidence I considered conclusive regarding the age of the earth and the universe. For Christians who may still be pondering that issue, I believe The Bible, Rocks and Time: Geological Evidence for the Age of the Earth is probably the definitive text for reconciling scripture with an "Old Earth" (4.5+/- billion years). For over twenty years, I embraced "Progressive (Old Earth) Creationism". I did not consider evolution to be compatible with the Christian faith. As a result, I never seriously considered the possibility that secular authors might actually be right about evolution.Read more ›
In his discussion of the term 'evolution,' he gives a very general definition, without even mentioning descent with modification by means of mutation and natural selection. He wants to apply the term evolution to cosmology and geology as well as to biology. This makes it easier to argue that biological evolution is just another natural process that God used to create the current universe. However, this increases the confusion over the term 'evolution.' On the other hand, his discussion of the term 'creation' is excellent.
He presents "three basic models for the manifestation of both the Image of God and human sin during the evolutionary process" and embraces gradual polygenism, which asserts that the Image of god and human sinfulness were gradually and mysteriously manifested across many generations of evolving ancestors. He then presents four arguments for moving beyond the sin-death problem with a new approach to Romans 5 & 8 and 1 Corinthians 15.Read more ›
One caveat. I really appreciate the response he gives to the questions "WHY did God create through evolution?" and "What about suffering and death in evolution?" in the final chapter. In fact, these two questions were why I picked up the book in the first place. Unbeknownst to me, Lamoureux heads in the same direction that I have been leaning for a while (although there are some significant nuanced differences in our approaches to these questions).Read more ›
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Excellent and lucid presentation of the perfect compatibility of modern science with the spiritual teachings of the Bible.Published 4 months ago by Antonopoulos Konstantin
If I could give this thing zero stars, I would do so. It is the worst kind of theological poison. Lamoureux claims that God "accommodated" the alleged stupidity of the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D.
This book rocked my world. It answered questions I've had my entire life. Dr. Lamoureux, THANK YOU!Published 18 months ago by Randy O'NEAL
This book is an excellent discussion of the issues surrounding the typically dichotomous Creation/Evolution debate. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ipanth
In non-technical and easy to read language, this book is a good starting point for understanding evolutionary creation (that is, that God used evolution to create the world). Read morePublished on March 28, 2014 by Alfonso Gilbert
The author took great pains to carefully and logically present his position. I do not fully agree with him but I appreciated his thoroughness. Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by Olga Bleecker
This is what we need at our churches, especially for the youths.
I am thinking of translating it into Japanese.
Denis Lamoureux takes the reader on a journey through the theological and scientific minefield dealing with origins. Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by Terry Defoe
The author offers a good review of evolution and the various theological attempts to understand scripture in light of the science of evolution. Read morePublished on May 3, 2013 by Mickey