Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique

Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique / Edited by J. P. Moreland, Stephen C. Meyer, Chris Shaw, Wayne Grudem.

Publication date: November 2017

Crossway Books
ISBN-10: 1433552868
ISBN-13: 9781433552861
Pages: 800
Price: $55

Summary:
The debate about biological origins continues to be hotly contested within the Christian church. Prominent organizations such as Biologos (USA) and Faraday Institute (UK) insist that Christians must yield to an unassailable scientific consensus in favor of contemporary evolutionary theory and modify traditional biblical ideas about the creation of life accordingly. They promote a view known as “theistic evolution” or “evolutionary creation.” They argue that God used—albeit in an undetectable way—evolutionary mechanisms to produce all forms of life. This book contests this proposal. Featuring two dozen highly credentialed scientists, philosophers, and theologians from Europe and North America, this volume provides the most comprehensive critique of theistic evolution yet produced. It documents evidential, logical, and theological problems with theistic evolution, opening the door to scientific and theological alternatives—making the book essential reading for understanding this worldview-shaping issue.

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Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation? : Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos

Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation? : Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos / Edited by Kenneth Keathley, J. B. Stump and Joe Aguirre

Publication date: July 2017
InterVarsity Press/IVP Academic
ISBN-10: 0830852921
ISBN-13: 9780830852925
Pages: 256
Price: $16
Series: BioLogos Books on Science and Christianity

Summary:
Christians confess that God created the heavens and the earth. But they are divided over how God created and whether the Bible gives us a scientifically accurate account of the process of creation.

Representatives of two prominent positions—old earth creation (Reasons to Believe) and evolutionary creation (BioLogos)—have been in dialogue over the past decade to understand where they agree and disagree on key issues in science and theology. This book is the result of those meetings.

Moderated by Southern Baptist seminary professors, the discussion between Reasons to Believe and BioLogos touches on many of the pressing debates in science and faith, including biblical authority, the historicity of Adam and Eve, human genetics and common descent, the problem of natural evil, and methodological naturalism. While both organizations agree that God created the universe billions of years ago, their differences reveal that far more is at stake here than just the age of the earth.

Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation? invites readers to listen in as Christian scholars weigh the evidence, explore the options, and challenge each other on the questions of creation and evolution. In a culture of increasing polarization, this is a model for charitable Christian dialogue.

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  • Showcases charitable dialogue in the debate between creation and evolution
  • Features representatives from BioLogos and Reasons to Believe
  • Presents an accessible summary of evolutionary creationism and old-earth creationism
  • Examines the key theological and scientific questions regarding Christianity and science
  • Explores such issues as biblical authority, origin of life, Adam and Eve, human uniqueness, and natural evil

Table of Contents:

Introduction: How Did We Get Here? / Hugh Ross, Deborah Haarsma, and Kenneth Keathley
1. Boundaries: What Views Define Your Organization? /Robert Stewart, Deborah Haarsma, Hugh Ross, and Kenneth Samples
2. Biblical Authority: What Is the Nature of Biblical Authority? / Steve Lemke, John Walton, and Kenneth Samples
3. The Original Couple: What Are the Range of Viable Positions Concerning Adam and Eve? /Ted Cabal, Loren Haarsma, and Kenneth Samples
4. Death, Predation, and Suffering: Is “Natural Evil” Evil? / James Dew, J. B. Stump, and Hugh Ross
5. Divine Action: How Does God Interact with the Natural World? / John Laing, J. B. Stump, and Jeff Zweerink
6. The Scientific Method: Methodological Naturalism or Natural Theology / James Dew, J. B. Stump, and Jeff Zweerink
7. Biological Evolution: What Is It? Does It Explain Life’s History? / Ted Cabal, Darrel Falk, and Fuz Rana
8. The Geological Evidence: What Is the Natural History of the Earth and the Origin of Life? / Robert Stewart, Ralph Stearley, Fuz Rana, and Hugh Ross

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Controversy of the Ages: Why Christians Should Not Divide Over the Age of the Earth

Controversy of the Ages: Why Christians Should Not Divide Over the Age of the Earth / Theodore J. Cabal & Peter J. Rasor, II.

Publication date: May 2017

Weaver Book Company
ISBN: 9781941337752
Pages: 256
Price: $16

Summary:
The age of the earth and the doctrine of creation are heated topics within the church. Three evangelical camps have emerged to offer—young-earth creationists (e.g., Answers in Genesis), old-earth creationists (e.g., Reasons to Believe), and evolutionary creationists (e.g., BioLogos).

Controversy of the Ages carefully analyzes the debate by giving it perspective. Rather than offering arguments for or against a particular viewpoint on the age of the earth, the authors take a step back in order to put the debate in historical and theological context. The authors of this book demonstrate from the history of theology and science controversy that believers are entitled to differ over this issue, while still taking a stand against theistic evolution. But by carefully and constructively breaking down the controversy bit by bit, they show why the age issue is the wrong place to draw a line in the theological sand.

Readers will find the content stimulating, the tone charitable, and the documentation impressive. The goal of this book is to shed more light than heat on a complicated but contentious debate.

Table of Contents:
Preface
1. Science and Theology at War
2. The Copernican Conflict: How to Go to Heaven or How the Heavens Go?
3. Darwinism: A New Kind of Controversy Altogether
4. American Evangelical Responses to Darwinism: Setting the Stage
5. Flood, Fossils, and Strata: Geology and the Age of the Earth
6. Young Earth Creationism: Responding to Geology
7. Do Young Earth Creationists Practice Evolutionary Science?
8. Biblical Inerrancy and the Age of the Earth: Three Evangelical Approaches
9. Theological Triage: Drawing Doctrinal Boundaries
10. Patience and Peace

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Nature Friend, January 2017

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Let’s Take A Hike : American Robin Looking for Spring (photo) / Isaiah McKenzie. p. 2
The Birders’ Trail : Five Rare Birds on New Year’s Day / Aden Troyer. p. 3
From the Editor’s Quill / Kevin Shank. p. 4
Scavenger Hunt. p. 4
Invisibles / Lois Tschetter. p. 5
Camp & Cabin Story : Treading on Snowy Peaks / Sarah Lewis. p. 6
Wondernose : Wildlife Wondernose Question #173: What Animal Eats With Its Shoe? / Rebecca Martin. p. 10
Creation Close-Ups. p. 12
The Mailbox. p. 13
Pictures & Poems : Birds. p. 14
You Can Draw : A Goldfish from September. p. 15
You Can Draw : A Covered Bridge / Michelle Beidler. p. 16
Making Sense of Scents / Gail E. Hedrick. p. 18
Who Am I? / Cheryl Shank. p. 19
Announcing 2017 Rules For: Story Contest (May) and Readers’ Issue (June). p. 20
The Heavens Declare God’s Glory : The Andromeda Galaxy / Morris Yoder. p. 22
The Heavens Declare God’s Glory : In Our Skies / Shaphan Shank. p. 23.
Learning By Doing : Our Magnetic Earth / Lyndom Martin. p. 24
Caption This : We Are Friends, Aren’t We? p. 25
Fun Farm Animals Word Search / Lydia Morie. p. 26
What’s In the Tide? / Kris MacLeod. p. 26
End of the Trail : Bear Creek (photo) / Andrew Dixon. p. 27

Editors: Kevin & Bethany Shank

Nature Friend, Vol. 35, No. 1, January 2017, monthly, $40, 28 pages. ISSN: 0888-4862

Dogwood Ridge Outdoors, 4253 Woodcock Ln, Dayton, VA 22821

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Creation Education Association Update, Winter 2016

The Truth of Creation vs. The Consequences of Evolution…What’s the Real Motive Behind Evolution “Education?” / Eugene Sattler. p. 1
The False Gospel of Darwinism and How You Can Help Demolish Its Strongholds / Gary Bates. p. 2
Darwin’s Magic Potion / Bruce Malone. p. 3
Uniquely Human. p. 4
In This Issue… p. 6

Editor: Caleb E. Sattler.

Creation Education Association Update, Winter 2016, monthly, free download, free, 6 pages.

Creation Education Association, W228 Badger Avenue, Pine River, WI 54965

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Creation Science Dialogue, December 2016

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Wonderful Weekend with Dr. Baumgardner. p. 1
Nobel Laureate Richard Smalley’s Faith Journey / Jerry Bergman. p. 1
Book Review : No Christian Silence on Science–Science From a Christian Perspective / Margaret Helder. p. 2
Mudskippers: The Strangest Creature Ever to Defy Evolution / Jerry Bergman. p. 6
Ads. p. 8

Editor: Margaret Helder

Creation Science Dialogue, Vol. 43, No. 3, December 2016, triannual, $8 (CAD), 8 pages. ISSN: 0229-253X

Creation Science Association of Alberta, 5328 Calgary Trail, Suite 1136, Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 4J8, Canada.

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Answers, January-February 2017

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Publisher’s Pen : Finally! / Dale Mason. p. 10
In the Beginning : The Old Testament Still Matters / Ken Ham. p. 12
Let There Be Truth (cartoon strip) / Dan Lietha. p. 13
Creation Basics : All in the Family / Georgia Purdom. p. 15
Creation On Display : Cute Clandestine Climber/ Mike Wild. p. 19
Creation On Display : Synchronized Starlings. p. 22
Creation On Display : Round-the-Clock Detox / Tommy Mitchell. p. 24
Creation On Display : Painkillers from Poison / Stephanie McDorman. p. 26
Science in Perspectives : Finally, a Really Earth-Like Planets?; A New Breed of Robots; Evolution Harms Human Rights; Honeyguides Sing for their Supper; Fashion Forward Cavemen; Science Can’t Stop the Clock; Discovery of the Oldest Life. p. 29
Science in Perspectives : What A Tale a Tail Can Tell / Brooke C. Nelson. p. 34
Science in Perspectives : Amazingly Preserved Leaves. p. 37
Science in Perspectives : Power of Past Super-floods. p. 38
Science in Perspectives : When Continents Collide / Andrew Snelling. p. 40
Science in Perspectives : Ancient Supercontinent. p. 42
Bible and Culture : Saved from the Fire; Meet Your Next Organ Donor; Guilty of “Scientific Racism”; “Born Gay” Is Not Scientific. p. 43
Bible and Culture : Targeted Apologetics / Daniel A. Biddle. p. 48
Bible and Culture : Is It Moral to Experiment on Animals? / Tom Hennigan. p. 52
Layers of Assumptions / Andrew A. Snelling. p. 54
Terrors or Treasures? / John Upchurch, art by Chris Neville. p. 64
Unhindered Gospel: Sexual Orientation is No Exception / Rosaria Butterfield. p. 72
Speak Up : Helping Others Find Healing After Abortion; Hawaii as You’ve Never Seen It Before. p. 78
Creation Every Day : Listen to the Ants. p. 82.
Includes: 8 page Kids Answers : Beetle Mania! foldout, Vol. 12, No. 1, January-February 2017.

strong>Editor in Chief: Michael Matthews; Executive Editor: Doug Rumminger.

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Answers Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 1, January-February 2017, bi-monthly, $29, 84 p. ISSN: 1930-3289

Answers in Genesis, PO Box 510, Hebron, KY 41048

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Acts and Facts, January 2017

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From the Editor : Life Up Your Eyes / Jayme Durant p. 4
Sowing and Reaping / Henry M. Morris, III. p. 5
Events : January. p. 8
Research : Miniscule Erosion Points to Hawaii’s Youth / Tim Clarey. p. 9
Impact : Milankovitch Meltdown, Toppling an Iconic Old-Earth Argument, Part 3 / Jake Hebert. p. 10
Back to Genesis : Six Fossil Timers Stun Secular Scientists? / Brian Thomas. p. 14
Back to Genesis : Multipurpose Plant Sensors Startle Scientists / Jeffrey P. Tompkins. p. 16
Major Evolution Blunders : Neanderthals Were Subhuman in Imagination Only / Randy J. Guliuzza. p. 17
Creation Q & A : Did Humans Evolve From Apes? / Brian Thomas. p. 20
Apologetics : Dung Beetles: Promoters of Praire Preservation / James J. S. Johnson. p. 21
Stewardship : Gifts That Move Ministry / Henry M. Morris, IV. p. 22
Letters to the Editor. p. 23
Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis: Creation Apologetics Conference (ad) p. 24

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Executive editor: Jayme Durant

Acts & Facts, Vol. 46, No. 1, January 2017, monthly, free. 24 pages. ISSN: 1094-8562

Institute for Creation Research, PO Box 59029, Dallas, TX 75229

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