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The Great Divide: Christianity or Evolution

Format: Digital
ISBN: 0934874077


Can the philosophy of evolution be combined with the teaching of the Bible? Does believing in theistic evolution make our Christian witness more reasonable to people in the modern world?

In The Great Divide, Gerard Berghoef and Lester DeKoster confront these and other questions. They write plainly and vigorously about the issues that are at stake for the Christian faith in its encounter with secular science. They force the reader to ask: What does the Bible really say?

Berghoef and DeKoster have deliberately avoided writing a technical treatise. Instead, they direct attention to the teaching of God’s Word and, in the light of this challenge, the theories of evolutionary philosophy and theistic evolution. If their claims are right then our own century is not only the most scientifically advanced of all time, but perhaps also the most deceived.

Key Features

  • Analyzes the philosophy of evolution and theistic evolution
  • Examines the “SCIENCE” used by evolutionary theorizing
  • Includes a chart that lists some of the Genesis elements of the Plan of Redemption


  • Part One: The Plan of Redemption: Creation
    • “In the beginning . . .”
    • “And God said . . . ”
    • “Let there be light . . . ”
    • “Let us make man in our image . . . ”
    • “And man became a living soul . . . ”
    • “The rib . . . he made into a woman . . . ”
    • “And the two became one flesh . . . ”
    • “And behold, it was very good . . . ”
    • “And the evening and the morning . . . ”
  • Part Two: The Plan of Redemption: The Fall
    • “You shall not eat . . . ”
    • “You shall die . . . ”
    • “Against thee, thee only . . . ”
  • Part Three: The Plan of Redemption: Incarnation
    • “And the Word became flesh . . . ”
    • “Let him deny himself . . . ”
    • Genesis to Nicodemus
    • Jesus Confirms Genesis
  • Part Four: A Summing Up
    • “SCIENCE” In Capital Letters
  • Title: The Great Divide: Christianity or Evolution
  • Authors: Gerard Berghoef, Lester DeKoster
  • Publisher: Christian’s Library Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1988
  • Logos Release Date: 2019
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. Genesis 1-3 › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Creation › Biblical teaching; Evolution; Redemption
  • ISBN: 0934874077
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-15T00:12:13Z

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About the Authors

Gerard Berghoef is the retired president of Widdicomb Furniture Company and a long-time elder in the Christian Reformed Church.

Lester DeKoster (1916–2009) was the director of Libraries and a professor of speech at Calvin College. He earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1964, after completing a dissertation on “Living Themes in the Thought of John Calvin: A Bibliographical Study.” After his retirement from Calvin College in 1969, DeKoster labored for a decade as the editor of The Banner, a weekly news magazine of the Christian Reformed Church. During this time DeKoster also launched, in collaboration with Gerard Berghoef and their families, the Christian’s Library Press, a publishing endeavor intended to provide timely resources both for the church’s laity and its leadership.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition