Perspectives on an Evolving Creation

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Keith B. Miller
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Sep 25, 2003 - Religion - 528 pages
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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 knowledge and keen theological insight. The three sections of the book address (1) relevant biblical, historical, and scientific 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 are short meditations designed to direct readers toward worshiping the God of providence.

Contributors: Laurie J. Braaten
Warren S. Brown Jr.
David Campbell
Robin Collins
Edward B. Davis
Terry M. Gray
Jeffrey K. Greenberg
Deborah B. Haarsma
Loren Haarsma
James P. Hurd
Conrad Hyers
David N. Livingstone
Keith B. Miller
John C. Munday Jr.
George L. Murphy
Mark A. Noll
Robert John Russell
Howard J. Van Till
David L. Wilcox
Jennifer Wiseman
 

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User Review  - Glen Mounk - Christianbook.com

This is a very well thought out book. I found it hard to read quickly, because it is very technical. I have found answers to many questions I have had through out the years in this book. There are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Martin - Christianbook.com

For most evangelicals wanting a friendly introduction to evolution from an evangelical perspective, Francis Collins "The Language of God" or Daryl Falk's "Coming to Peace with Science" are adequate ... Read full review

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Contents

An Evolving Creation Oxymoron or Fruitful Insight?
3
Worshipping the God of Providence
15
Comparing Biblical and Scientific Maps of Origins
19
The Word and the Works Concordism and American Evangelicals
34
Worshipping the God of Wisdom and Mystery
59
Charles Hodge and B B Warfield on Science the Bible Evolution and Darwinism
61
Does Science Exclude God? Natural Law Chance Miracles and Scientific Practice
72
An Evolving Cosmos
97
Biochemistry and Evolution
256
Complexity SelfOrganization and Design
288
Is the Universe Capable of Evolving?
313
Special Providence and Genetic Mutation A New Defense of Theistic Evolution
335
Christology Evolution and the Cross
370
The Peaceable Kingdom
390
An Evolving Creation and Environmental Issues
393
Being Stewards of the Creator God
411

Worshipping the Creator of the Cosmos
T-20
Geological Framework of an Evolving Creation
T-23
Common Descent Transitional Forms and the Fossil Record
T-52
The Cambrian Explosion A Challenge to Evolutionary Theory?
T-82
Worshipping the Creator of the History of Life
205
Hominids in the Garden?
208
Finding Adam The Genetics of Human Origins
234
A Lesson from Nature
254
May the Glory of the Lord Endure Forever Biblical Reflections on Creation Care
414
Animal Pain Beyond the Threshold?
435
Evolution and Original Sin
469
Evolution Cognitive Neuroscience and the Soul
502
Remembering Gods People
524
Contributors
527
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About the author (2003)

Miller is research assistant professor in geology at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. He is also a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation and an officer of the Affiliation of Christian Geologists.

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