Three Views on Creation and Evolution (Counterpoints Series)
This fascinating book sheds invaluable light on the three dominant schools of Christian thought in the evolution/creation debate: young earth creationism, old earth creationism and theistic evolution. Contributors: Paul Nelson, J P Moreland and John Mark Reynolds. 304 pages, from...
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This fascinating book sheds invaluable light on the three dominant schools of Christian thought in the evolution/creation debate: young earth creationism, old earth creationism and theistic evolution. Contributors: Paul Nelson, J P Moreland and John Mark Reynolds. 304 pages, from Zondervan.
For Christians, the issues raised by the different views on creation and evolution are challenging. Can a "young earth" be reconciled with a universe that appears to be billions of years old? Does scientific evidence point to a God who designed the universe and life in all its complexity? Three Views on Creation and Evolution deals with these and similar concerns as it looks at three dominant schools of Christian thought. Proponents of young earth creationism, old earth creationism, and theistic evolution each present their different views, tell why the controversy is important, and describe the interplay between their understandings of science and theology. Each view is critiqued by various scholars, and the entire discussion is summarized by Phillip E. Johnson and Richard H. Bube. With its respectful and thought-provoking dialogue between the contributors, the Counterpoints forum offers an ideal approach for you to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each stance.
Three views on creation and evolution are presented in this popular format whereby the contributors provide their own articles and respond to those of their peers.
Stanley N. Gundry is senior vice president and editor-in-chief of the book group at Zondervan. With more than thirty-five years of teaching, pastoring, and publishing experience, he is the author or coauthor of numerous books and a contributor to numerous periodicals.
John Mark Reynolds (Ph.D., University of Rochester) is founder and director of the Torrey Honors Institute and professor of philosophy at Biola University. Reynolds lectures frequently on ancient philosophy, philosophy of science, home schooling and cultural trends. He has taught philosophy at several colleges and universities, and he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the philosophy of science at Biola University.
He regularly appears on radio talk shows, such as the Hugh Hewitt Show, and actively blogs on cultural issues at ScriptorumDaily.com and the Washinton Post's On Faith column. His books include Three Views on Creation and Evolution (Zondervan), Towards a Unified Plationic Human Psychology and When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought.
Most recently he has co-authored with Phillip E. Johnson Against All Gods: What's Right and Wrong About the New Atheism
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Paul Nelson received a BA in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, where his dissertation addressed the foundations of the theory of common descent. His publications include articles in Biology and Philosophy, Origins Research, and the volume Mere Creation.
J. P. Moreland, Ph.D., (University of Southern California) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He also serves as director of Eidos Christian Center. He has written, edited or contributed to twenty books with publishers ranging from Oxford University Press, Routledge, Wadsworth and Prometheus Books to Zondervan and InterVarsity Press. Among his books are Christianity and the Nature of Science, Does God Exist? (with Kai Nielsen) and Philosophical Naturalism: A Critical Analysis. He has also written helpful apologetic books for thinking people which include Body & Soul, Philosophical Foundations of a Christian Worldview, The Creation Hypothesis, Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult, The God Conversation and To Everyone an Answer. Most recently he has authored The Lost Virtue of Happiness and In Search of a Confident Faith with Klaus Issler.