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Perspectives on an Evolving Creation Paperback – September 25, 2003
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Written by contributors representing the natural sciences, philosophy, theology, and the history of science, this thought-provoking work isinformed by both solid scientific knowledge and keen theological insight.The three sections of the book address (1) relevant biblical, historical, andscientific background, (2) the scientific evidence for an evolving creation, and (3) theological issues commonly raised in connection with evolution, including the nature of God's creative activity, the meaning of the miraculous, and the uniqueness of humankind. Woven through the volume areshort meditations designed to direct readers toward worshiping theGod of providence.Contributors: Laurie Braaten
Keith B. Miller
John Munday Jr.
Mark A. Noll
Robert John Russell
Howard Van Till
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The essays themselves are divided into 3 major groupings: "Providing a Context" "Scientific Evidence and Theory" and "Theological Implications and Insights". For my own appraisal the book reached a peak early with the first two parts and really slumped in the last, with the exception of H. VanTill's essay "Is the Universe Capable of Evolving?".Read more ›
Never before have I seen a work that takes both evolution and following Jesus so seriously. If evolution is true, as the evidence overwhelmingly indicates, then it's part of reality. It's part of God's creation. Are we not to contemplate all that we see to understand God better? Therefore it should reveal something of God, for there is that of God within it. In this book the authors show that of God in evolution. The icing is the regular devotionals dispersed throughout the book, where we contemplate evolution and creation, in order to grow more in our relationship with God.
I didn't agree with everything written in this book. A couple of the authors even come very close to supporting elements of the intelligent design hypothesis. Some of the essays are clearer or better written than others. But every single essay shares something that I could take away, that enriched my life, that made me a better Christian, a better biologist, and a better man. It took me a month to get through this book, because it is simply that life changing. Without a doubt it is the finest of this genre I have yet read.
The book is a collection of essays by experts on a variety of topics concerning theistic evolution. This approach is wise, since most books with a single author cannot encompass such a broad range of issues without the author showing his ignorance in some areas.
The essays are divided into three sections: Providing a Context, Scientific Evidence and Theory, and Theological Implications and Insights.
"Providing a context" is a brilliant selection of works covering an introduction to the topics, a brief history of the conflict, and philosophy of science. A couple of essays show the movement of Concordialism (basically progressive creationism) that was replaced by early versions of theistic evolution held by people such as Asa Gray and James McCosh. Another essay discusses the various views and debates held by Charles Hodge, and Benjamin Warfield - all of this harmony taking place before fundamentalism upset the peace and began the conflict in the 20th century. In the middle is a wonderful and insightful essay by Conrad Hyers that shows that Genesis 1-3 did not wait thousands of years for hidden scientific truths to be discovered, but rather had meaning to the original audience in expressing key theological truths and combating neighboring cosmogonies like the Babylonian Enuma Elish. The section is finished by an essay exploring the relationship between science, God, and interventionism and greatly establishes the necessity of God's continual sustaining of the universe.
The middle section, "Scientific Evidence and Theory," solidly tacks down the scientific case with a few theological insights thrown in.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As both a geologist and a Christian, I found the book quite difficult to comprehend. The ideas were good
but the descriptive writing was terrible.
This book is worth its hefty price merely for Van Till's essay alone. To be sure, other essays in this compendium help us rational Christians accumulate ammunition to combat the... Read morePublished on June 23, 2013 by R. C. Kahrl
This is an extremely well organized and well written collection of essays that forcefully challenges the supposed conflict between biological evolutionary theory and orthodox,... Read morePublished on November 11, 2009 by Randall R Pratt
Perspectives on an Evolving Creation is a tremendous book. I am so grateful to Keith Miller for spearheading this project. Read morePublished on January 11, 2009 by Jeremy Mohn
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... Read morePublished on October 16, 2008 by Paul R. Bruggink
Not so long to read this book, I felt that how I would be ignorant in Bible and Science. It's a must-read book for all sunday school teachers, preachers, theologists as well as... Read morePublished on October 6, 2007 by Dong-guk Paeng