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.
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.
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
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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.