How do our current notions of the workings of the universe fit with our deepest convictions about its meaning and value? From religion, we grasp the world as a created, given gift. From science, we apprehend it as evolving, in process, changing. How do we bring these apprehensions together? Or can we? Is our impulse to find the two complementary: creation and evolution? Or is it to find them contradictory: creation or evolution?
The way in which we answer these questions carries personal and intellectual consequences. It will constitute the first piece in a worldview within which we order our religious beliefs and scientific judgments.
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- Discussion of three problematic presumptions that treat creation and evolution as incompatible
- Introduction of the outlines of the modern evolutionary theory
- Exploration of contemporary religious resistance to evolutionary theory
- The Bible and Creation
- The Meaning of Creation
- Method, Truth, and Evolutionary Science
- Catholics and the Theory or Evolution
- Creationism in the Public Arena
- Fundamentalist Anxiety
Praise for the Print Edition
The scientific failures of ‘Intelligent Design’ and other forms of creationism have been detailed in dozens of books, scores of articles, and in a handful of spectacular court cases. What Tatha Wiley adds to this mix is a provocative and highly readable analysis of the theological failings of today’s creationist movement. It will surprise those who assume that creationism is rooted in Christian tradition, and it will challenge those who believe that the biblical narrative is hopelessly at odds with modern science.
—Kenneth R. Miller, professor of biology, Brown University, author of Finding Darwin’s God and Only a Theory
- Title: Creationism and the Conflict over Evolution
- Author: Tatha Wiley
- Series: Cascade Companions
- Publisher: Wipf & Stock
- Publication Date: 2008
- Pages: 164
About Tatha Wiley
Tatha Wiley is the author of Original Sin: Origins, Developments, Contemporary Meaning and Paul and the Gentile Women: Reframing Galatians. She is editor of Thinking of Christ: Proclamation, Explanation, Meaning and the series Engaging Theology: Catholic Perspectives. She teaches theology at the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota.