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Perspectives on an Evolving Creation

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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.

  • Examines the relevant biblical, historical, and scientific background
  • Addresses theological issues commonly raised in connection with evolution
  • Provides contributions from natural sciences, philosophy, theology, and the history of science

Providing a Context

  • An Evolving Creation: Oxymoron or Fruitful Insight?
  • Worshipping the God of Providence
  • Comparing Biblical and Scientific Maps of Origins
  • The Word and the Works: Concordism and American Evangelicals
  • Worshipping the God of Wisdom and Mystery
  • Charles Hodge and B. B. Warfield on Science, the Bible, Evolution, and Darwinism
  • Does Science Exclude God? Natural Law, Chance, Miracles, and Scientific Practice

Scientific Evidence and Theory

  • An Evolving Cosmos
  • Worshipping the Creator of the Cosmos
  • Geological Framework of anEvolving Creation
  • Common Descent, Transitional Forms, and the Fossil Record
  • The “Cambrian Explosion”: A Challenge to Evolutionary Theory?
  • Worshipping the Creator of the History of Life
  • Hominids in the Garden?
  • Finding Adam: The Genetics of Human Origins
  • God’s Power and Faithfulness: A Lesson from Nature
  • Biochemistry and Evolution
  • Complexity, Self-Organization, and Design

Theological Implications and Insights

  • Is the Universe Capable of Evolving?
  • Special Providence and Genetic Mutation: A New Defense of Theistic Evolution
  • Christology, Evolution, and the Cross
  • The Peaceable Kingdom
  • An Evolving Creation and Environmental Issues
  • Being Stewards of the Creator God
  • May the Glory of the Lord Endure Forever! Biblical Reflections onCreationCare
  • Animal Pain: Beyond the Threshold?
  • Evolution and Original Sin
  • Evolution, Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Soul
  • Remembering God’s People
  • 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
An ambitious book with an impressive list of able contributors, Perspectives on an Evolving Creation should be read by everyone interested in the question of biological origins from a biblical perspective.

—Edward J. Larson

This book is superb: of much interest to the scholar, it provides absolutely essential classroom resources not available anywhere else. I am so grateful to Keith Miller for putting this collection together.

—Nancey Murphy

Whatever views one may entertain about the implications of the Christian faith for the practice of science and about the bearing of the natural sciences on Christianity, Perspectives on an Evolving Creation is essential reading for those interested in these relationships. Editor Keith Miller has put together a superb slate of contributors for a volume dedicated to the proposition that an evolutionary conception of creation is compatible with orthodox, evangelical Christianity and with a high view of the Bible as the infallible Word of God. The authors approach the theme of an evolving creation from the vantage points of history of science, cosmology, geology, paleontology, biochemistry, anthropology, theology, and environmental studies. Not only are readers treated to the fruits of first-rate scholarship in these various fields, but they will also appreciate the several brief devotional reflections interspersed throughout the book. I wish a book like this had been available when I was beginning my career as a professional Christian geologist. Perspectives on an Evolving Creation will immeasurably benefit young Christian scholars about to embark on careers that will entail a great deal of strenuous thinking on their part about the interrelationships between science and theology.

—Davis A. Young

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using Overview tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Keith B. 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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    $28.99

    Digital list price: $43.99
    Save $15.00 (34%)

    In production