Science and the Doctrine of Creation edited by Geoffrey H. Fulkerson and Joel Thomas Chopp

Science and the Doctrine of Creation edited by Geoffrey H. Fulkerson and Joel Thomas Chopp

Science and the Doctrine of Creation: The Approaches of Ten Modern Theologians edited by Geoffrey H. Fulkerson and Joel Thomas Chopp
Publication date: March 2, 2021

IVP Academic
ISBN: 978083085280- (hardcover)
Pages: 275
Price: $28

Summary:
Can Christians take seriously the claims of modern science without compromising their theological integrity? Can theology contribute to our understanding of the natural world without reducing the doctrine of creation to a few flashpoint issues? While there is no shortage of works that treat the intersection between science and religion, little attention has been paid to the theological reception of developments of modern science. Yet a deeper look at the history of Christian thought offers a wealth of insight from theological giants for navigating this complex terrain.

Science and the Doctrine of Creation examines how influential modern theologians—from the turn of the nineteenth century through the present—have engaged the scientific developments of their times in light of the doctrine of creation. In each chapter a leading Christian thinker introduces readers to the unique contributions of a key theologian in responding to the assumptions, claims, and methods of science. Chapters include:

  • Kevin J. Vanhoozer on T. F. Torrance
  • Katherine Sonderegger on Karl Barth
  • Craig G. Bartholomew on Abraham Kuyper
  • Christoph Schwöbel on Wolfhart Pannenberg


  • Edited by Geoffrey Fulkerson and Joel Chopp of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding, this book grows out of the Henry Center’s Creation Project, which promotes biblically faithful and scientifically engaged dialogue around the doctrine of creation. From Warfield’s critical appraisal of Darwinian evolution to Pannenberg’s pneumatological reflections on field theory, these studies explore how Christians can think more carefully about the issues at stake using the theological resources of their traditions.

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    The Return of the God Hypothesis by Stephen C. Meyer

    The Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries Revealing the Mind Behind the Universe

    The Return of the God Hypothesis by Stephen C. Meyers

    The Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries Revealing the Mind Behind the Universe by Stephen C. Meyer
    Publication date: March 30, 2021

    HarperOne
    ISBN: 9780062071507 (hardcover)
    Pages: 560
    Price: $30

    Summary:
    n 2004, Stephen C. 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, in his two bestselling books, Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt, 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, concluding that life was designed.

    In those previous books, Meyer purposely refrained from attempting to answer questions about “who” might have designed life. Now, in The Return of the God Hypothesis, he brings his ideas full circle, providing a reasoned and evidence-based answer to the ultimate mystery of the universe, drawn from recent scientific discoveries in physics, cosmology, and biology.

    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.

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    American Creationism, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design in the Evangelical Market

    American Creationism, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design in the Evangelical Market

    American Creationism, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design in the Evangelical Market

    American Creationism, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design in the Evangelical Market / by Benjamin Huskinson
    Publication date: September 15, 2020

    Palgrave Macmillan
    ISBN: 9783030454340 (hardcover)
    Pages: 288
    Price: $99
    Series: Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World

    Summary:
    Explores the cultural history of anti-evolution efforts in the United States from 1960 to the present.

    Disputes assumptions that evangelical movements against evolution are homogeneous.

    Argues that the social function of American creationism is key to understanding the competing strategies of creation-science organisations.

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    Creating the Creation Museum: How Fundamentalist Beliefs Come to Life

    Creating the Creation Museum / Kathleen C. Oberlin.

    Creating the Creation Museum: How Fundamentalist Beliefs Come to Life / by Kathleen C. Oberlin.

    Publication date: December 2020

    NYU Press
    ISBN: 9781479805709 (paperback)
    ISBN: 9781479881642 (hardcover)
    Pages: 288
    Price: $89 (hardbound), $30 (paperback)

    Summary:
    Investigates how the Christian fundamentalist movement brings Creationism into the mainstream through a Kentucky museum.

    In Creating the Creation Museum, Kathleen C. Oberlin shows us how the largest Creationist organization, Answers in Genesis (AiG), built a museum—which has had over three million visitors—to make its movement mainstream. She takes us behind the scenes, vividly bringing the museum to life by detailing its infamous exhibits on human fossils, dinosaur remains, and more.

    Drawing on over three years of research at the Creation Museum, where she was granted rare access to AiG’s leadership, Oberlin examines how the museum convincingly reframes scientific facts, such as modeling itself on traditional natural history museums. Through a unique historical dataset of over 1,000 internal documents from creationist organizations and an analysis of media coverage, Creating the Creation Museum shows how the museum works as a site of social movement activity and a place to contest the secular mainstream. Oberlin ultimately argues that the Creation Museum has real-world consequences in today’s polarized era.

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    Acts and Facts, August 2020

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    Acts & Facts, Vol. 49 No. 8, August 2020

    Acts & Facts, Vol. 49 No. 8, August 2020

    Acts & Facts, Vol. 49, No. 7, August 2020, monthly, free. 24 pages. ISSN: 1094-8562
    Executive editor: Jayme Durant

    From the Editor : Moving Forward with a New ICR Leader / Jayme Durant. p. 4
    Feature : Insight for Today from an Old Prayer / Randy J. Huliuzza. p. 5
    Events p. 8
    Research : Deep Water Coals Discovery Supports Flood / Tim Clarey. p. 9
    Impact : Is Creation Evidence Ambiguous? / Jake Hebert. p. 10
    Back to Genesis : Biological Bounceback at Mount St. Helens / Brian Thomas. p. 14
    Back to Genesis : Human Activity and Vertebrate Evolutionary History / Frank Sherwin. p. 15
    ICR Discovery Center : Science & Earth History Updates. p. 16
    Believe Anyway / Scott Arledge and Brian Thomas. p. 19
    Creation Q&A : Why Don’t Raindrops Bomb Butterfly Wings? / Brian Thomas. p. 20
    Apologetics : Sentinels Are Needed in Perilous Times / James J. S. Johnson. p. 21
    Stewardship : “Doing Business” in Good Times and Bad / Henry M. Morris, IV. p. 22
    Letters to the Editor. p. 23

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    Daylight: Origins Science for Catholics, April 2020

    Daylight: Origins Science for Catholics, No. 65, April 2020

    Daylight: Origins Science for Catholics, No. 65, April 2020


    Daylight : Origins Science for Catholics, No. 65, April 2020, 3 times per year, US: $25, 38 pages.

    Executive editor: Anthony Nevard.

    The Keel-biller Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) Cover.
    Editorial : A Catholic Perspective on Origins / Anthony Nevard. p. 1
    Unexpected Bills / Anthony Nevard. p. 4
    The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of Creation / John Ray. p. 21
    From Your Letters p. 26
    Viruses and the Mystery of Life / Anthony Nevard. p. 27
    Foundations Restored: A Catholic Perspective on Origins (17 DVD series) p. 35
    Birds’ Beaks in Great Variety. p. 38

    Daylight Origins Society, 19 Francis Avenue, St. Albans, AL3 6BL, England, Great Britain.

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    Daylight: Origins Science for Catholics, December 2019

    Daylight: Origins Science for Catholics, No. 64, December 2019

    Daylight: Origins Science for Catholics, No. 64, December 2019

    Daylight : Origins Science for Catholics, No. 64, December 2019, 3 times per year, US: $25, 38 pages.

    Executive editor: Anthony Nevard.

    The Reindeer (Caribou in N. America) Cover.
    Editorial : Cattle and Sheep–Beloved of God and Man / Anthony Nevard. p. 1
    The Dilemma of the Horns / Anthony Nevard. p. 4
    St John Henry Newman on Miracles (from: Apologia Pro Vita Sum) p. 16
    Some Lights from John Ray (1627-1705) / Anthony Nevard. p. 21
    Spencer Skewers Natural Selection of Horns (from: The Principles of Biology, Vol. I) / Herbert Spencer. p. 28
    Insights from Creation Research on Climate Change (from: Kolbe Report, November 30, 2019) p. 30
    Extracts from the Press p. 34
    Horns A Plenty (image) p. 38

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    Creation Club, July-August 2020

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    Creation Club, July-August 2020

    Creation Club, July-August 2020

    The Creation Club, July-August 2020, bi-monthly, 16 pages, free.

    Editor: Cheri Fields

    From the President’s Desk / David Rives. p. 2
    Castor and Pollux, the Twins of Acts 28 / David Rives. p. 4
    Habitable Exo-Planets to Date: Zero / Jay Wile. p. 5
    David Rives Ministries Outreaches. p. 6
    The Creation Superstore (ad) pgs. 8-9
    Solar Winds and Life on Mars / Russ Miller. p. 10
    Wound Up Galaxies Wind Down / David Rives. p. 11
    The Creation Club: A Place for Biblical Creationists To Share & Learn : The Unique Atmosphere of Venus / David Rives. p. 12
    The Big Bang: Ulterior Motives for Dark Matter and Dark Energy / Mike Finkbeiner. p. 14
    Evolution in Universities / David Rives. p. 16

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