Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design Counterpoints: Bible and Theology

Zondervan Academic - Four views on creation, evolution, and intelligent design presents the current "state of the conversation" about origins among evangelicals representing four key positions:Young Earth Creationism - Ken Ham Answers in GenesisOld Earth Progressive Creationism - Hugh Ross Reasons to BelieveEvolutionary Creation - Deborah B.

Meyer the discovery institutethe contributors offer their best defense of their position addressing questions such as: What is your position on origins - understood broadly to include the physical universe, life, and human beings in particular? What do you take to be the most persuasive arguments in defense of your position? How do you demarcate and correlate evidence about origins from current science and from divine revelation? What hinges on answering these questions correctly?

Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design Counterpoints: Bible and Theology - Haarsma biologosIntelligent Design - Stephen C.

Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique

Crossway Books - They argue that god used--albeit in an undetectable way--evolutionary mechanisms to produce all forms of life. Winner of the ecpa book of the year award for bible Reference Works Many prominent Christians insist that the church must yield to contemporary evolutionary theory and therefore modify traditional biblical ideas about the creation of life.

Featuring two dozen highly credentialed scientists, and theologians from Europe and North America, documenting evidential, this volume contests this proposal, philosophers, logical, and theological problems with theistic evolution--making it the most comprehensive critique of theistic evolution yet produced.

Old-Earth or Evolutionary Creation?: Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos Biologos Books on Science and Christianity

IVP Academic - Old-earth or evolutionary creation? invites readers to listen in as Christian scholars weigh the evidence, explore the options, and challenge each other on the questions of creation and evolution. In a culture of increasing polarization, this is a model for charitable Christian dialogue. This book is the result of those meetings.

Moderated by southern baptist seminary professors, the problem of natural evil, human genetics and common descent, the discussion between Reasons to Believe and BioLogos touches on many of the pressing debates in science and faith, including biblical authority, the historicity of Adam and Eve, and methodological naturalism.

Old-Earth or Evolutionary Creation?: Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos Biologos Books on Science and Christianity - Representatives of two prominent positions―old-earth creation Reasons to Believe and evolutionary creation BioLogos―have been in dialogue over the past decade to understand where they agree and disagree on key issues in science and theology. While both organizations agree that God created the universe billions of years ago, their differences reveal that far more is at stake here than just the age of the earth.

. Jesus creed book of the year 2017, Science and Faith Christians confess that God created the heavens and the earth. But they are divided over how God created and whether the Bible gives us a scientifically accurate account of the process of creation.

Four Views on the Historical Adam Counterpoints: Bible and Theology

Zondervan Academic - Lamoureux, John H. Each focuses his essay on answering the following questions: what is the biblical case for your viewpoint, and how do you reconcile it both with modern science and with passages and potential interpretations that seem to counter it?In what ways is your view more theologically consistent and coherent than other views?What are the implications of your view for the spiritual life and public witness of the church and individual believers, and how is your view a healthier alternative for both? Concluding reflections by pastor-scholars Gregory A.

Zondervan. Boyd and philip graham Ryken highlight the significance of the topic in the faith of everyday believers. As a part of the counterpoints series, four views on the Historical Adam clearly outlines four primary views on Adam held by evangelicals, featuring top-notch proponents of each view presenting their positions in their own words and critiquing the positions with which they disagree.

Four Views on the Historical Adam Counterpoints: Bible and Theology - John collins, and William Barrick. You will come away with a better understanding of the key biblical and theological issues at stake and of the implications of Adam for contemporary Christian witness and church life. Contributors include Denis O. Walton, C.

Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?: Three Views on the Bible's Earliest Chapters Counterpoints: Bible and Theology

Zondervan Academic - This counterpoints volume introduces three predominant interpretive genres and their implications for biblical understanding. There is little doubt that in recent years the nature of the Genesis narrative has sparked much debate among Christians. Hoffmeier: Theological HistoryGordon J. Zondervan. Sparks: ancient historiographygeneral editor and Old Testament scholar Charles Halton explains the importance of genre and provides historical insight in the introduction and helpful summaries of each position in the conclusion.

Wenham: proto-HistoryKenton L. Each contributor identifies their position on the genre of Genesis 1-11, addressing why it is appropriate to the text, and contributes examples of its application to a variety of passages. The contributors and views include:James K. In the reader-friendly counterpoints format, this book helps readers to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed conclusions in this much-debated topic.

The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate

IVP Academic - But to read longman and Walton is put our feet on firmer interpretive ground. As with other books in the lost world series, The Lost World of the Flood is an informative and enlightening journey toward a more responsible reading of a timeless biblical narrative. Some claim that the very veracity of Scripture hinges on a particular reading of the flood narrative.

Without attempting to answer all of our questions, they lift the fog of modernity and allow the sunlight to reveal the true contours of the text. Responsible interpretation calls for the patient examination of the text within its ancient context of language, literature, and thought structures. In our modern age the genesis flood account has been probed and analyzed for answers to scientific, apologetic, and historical questions.

The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate - But do we understand what we are reading? longman and walton urge us to hit the pause button and ask, what might the biblical author have been saying to his ancient audience? The answer to our quest to rediscover the biblical flood requires that we set aside our own cultural and interpretive assumptions and visit the distant world of the ancient Near East.

The flood continued forty days on the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. It is a text that has called forth flood geology, fueled searches for remnants of the ark on Mount Ararat, and inspired a full-size replica of Noah's ark in a biblical theme park.

Zondervan. And as we return from that lost world to our own, we will need to ask whether geological science supports the notion of flood geology.

Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy Counterpoints: Bible and Theology

Zondervan Academic - Zondervan. Five views on biblical inerrancy represents a timely contribution by showcasing the spectrum of evangelical positions on inerrancy, facilitating understanding of these perspectives, particularly where and why they diverge. Each essay in five views on biblical inerrancy considers:the present context and the viability and relevance for the contemporary evangelical Christian witness;whether and to what extent Scripture teaches its own inerrancy;the position’s assumed/implied understandings of the nature of Scripture, and truth; andthree difficult biblical texts, one that raises questions of theological plurality, one that concerns intra-canonical contradictions, God, and one that concerns historicity.

Five views on biblical inerrancy serves not only as a single-volume resource for surveying the current debate, but also as a catalyst both for understanding and advancing the conversation further. There is little doubt that the inerrancy of the Bible is a current and often contentious topic among evangelicals.

Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy Counterpoints: Bible and Theology - . Contributors include al mohler, Michael Bird, Kevin Vanhoozer, Peter Enns, and John Franke.

The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate

IVP Academic - And even for many thinking christians today who want to take seriously the authority of Scripture, insisting on a "literal" understanding of Genesis 2–3 looks painfully like a "tear here" strip between faith and science. Zondervan. How can christians of good faith move forward? who were the historical adam and eve? what if we've been reading genesis―and its claims regarding material origins―wrong? In what cultural context was this couple, John Walton explores the ancient Near Eastern context of Genesis 2–3, this serpent portrayed? Following his groundbreaking Lost World of Genesis One, this garden, this tree, creating space for a faithful reading of Scripture along with full engagement with science for a new way forward in the human origins debate.

The lost world of adam and eve will be required reading for anyone seeking to understand this foundational text historically and theologically, and wondering how to view it alongside contemporary understandings of human origins. Wright places Adam in the implied narrative of Paul's theology. Ivp academic.

The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate - But for most moderns, taking it at face value is incongruous. As a bonus, an illuminating excursus by N. T. 2016 christianity today biblical studies Award of Merit For centuries the story of Adam and Eve has resonated richly through the corridors of art, literature and theology.

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

IVP Academic - Zondervan. In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins.

Ideal for students, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and creation-evolution debates, professors, Walton's thoughtful analysis unpacks seldom appreciated aspects of the biblical text and sets Bible-believing scientists free to investigate the question of origins.

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate - Ivp academic.

The Return of the God Hypothesis: Compelling Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God

HarperOne - In 2004, stephen C. The new york times bestselling author of darwin’s Doubt and Intelligent Design scholar presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, cosmology, based on breakthroughs in physics, and biology. Ivp academic. Meyer uses three scientific points to refute popular arguments put forward by the “New Atheists” against the existence of God:The evidence from cosmology showing that the material universe had a beginning.

The evidence from physics showing that, from the beginning, the universe was been “finely tuned” to allow for the possibility of life. The evidence from biology showing that since the universe came into being, large amounts of genetic information present in DNA must have arisen to make life possible.

In analyzing the evidence from these three fields, Meyer reveals how the data support not just the existence of an intelligent designer of some kind—but the existence of a theistic creator. Now, in the return of the god hypothesis, he brings his ideas full circle, cosmology, drawn from recent scientific discoveries in physics, providing a reasoned and evidence-based answer to the ultimate mystery of the universe, and biology.

The Return of the God Hypothesis: Compelling Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God - Meyer, one of the preeminent scientists studying the origins of life, ignited a firestorm of media and scientific controversy when a biology journal at the Smithsonian Institution published his peer-reviewed article advancing the theory of Intelligent Design. Then, he helped unravel a mystery that charles darwin did not address: how did life begin? and offered further scientific proof to bolster his arguments on the history of life and our origins, in his two bestselling books, Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt, concluding that life was designed.

In those previous books, meyer purposely refrained from attempting to answer questions about “who” might have designed life.

Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution

HarperOne - Evolution proposes that organisms living today are descended with modification from organisms that lived in the distant past. This is important, he makes clear, because it shows the Darwinian process cannot explain the creation of life itself. But evolution never creates something organically. Behe contends that darwinism actually works by a process of devolution—damaging cells in DNA in order to create something new at the lowest biological levels.

Ivp academic. The scientist who has been dubbed the “father of intelligent Design” and author of the groundbreaking book Darwin’s Black Box contends that recent scientific discoveries further disprove Darwinism and strengthen the case for an intelligent creator. But intelligent design goes a step further asking, what caused such astounding changes to take place? What is the reason or mechanism for evolution? For Behe, this is what makes Intelligent Design so important.

Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution - . A process that so easily tears down sophisticated machinery is not one which will build complex, functional systems, ” he writes. In addition to disputing the methodology of Darwinism and how it conflicts with the concept of creation, Behe reveals that what makes Intelligent Design unique—and right—is that it acknowledges causation.

In darwin devolves, presenting new research that offers a startling reconsideration of how Darwin’s mechanism works, Behe advances his argument, weakening the theory’s validity even more. Zondervan. In his controversial bestseller darwin’s black Box, biochemist Michael Behe challenged Darwin’s theory of evolution, arguing that science itself has proven that intelligent design is a better explanation for the origin of life.