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Understanding Scientific Theories of Origins: Cosmology, Geology, and Biology in Christian Perspective

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This groundbreaking textbook offers non-specialists a full-fledged discussion of current science from biblical and theological perspectives, covering mainstream scientific theories of origins in astronomy, cosmology, chemistry, geology, biology, physical anthropology, and genetics.


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This groundbreaking textbook offers non-specialists a full-fledged discussion of current science from biblical and theological perspectives, covering mainstream scientific theories of origins in astronomy, cosmology, chemistry, geology, biology, physical anthropology, and genetics.

:The question of origins remains a stumbling block for many. But just as the Psalmist gained insight into God's character through the observation of nature, modern scientific study can deepen and enrich our vision of the Creator and our place in his creation. In this often contentious field Bishop, Funck, Lewis, Moshier, and Walton serve as our able guides. Based on over two decades of teaching origins together in the classroom, the authors present a textbook exploring mainstream scientific theories of origins in astronomy, cosmology, chemistry, geology, biology, physical anthropology, and genetics. While many authors engage origins from a Christian perspective, this is the first work offering a full-fledged discussion of the scientific narrative of origins from the Big Bang through humankind, from biblical and theological perspectives accessible to a lay audience. Topics include Principles of biblical interpretation Close readings of relevant Genesis texts A comprehensive Trinitarian doctrine of creation Cosmic origins The geologic history of Earth The origin of life on Earth The origin of species and diversity of life Human origins New creation and creation care Science education Rather than the familiar scenario where science and faith compete, this book seeks to diffuse tensions by taking the inspiration and authority of the Bible seriously while respecting and honoring God's revelation through creation. Understanding Scientific Theories of Origins gives the reader a detailed picture of the sciences of origins along with how they fit into the story of God's creative and redemptive action.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 523988
  • Product Code 9780830852918
  • ISBN 0830852913
  • EAN 9780830852918
  • Pages 650
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Dec 2018
  • Sales Rank 7435
  • Dimensions 260 x 177 x 45mm
  • Weight 1.597kg
  • :list Of Figureslist Of Tableslist Of Sidebarsabbreviationsintroduction
  • <strong>part One: Getting Started On The Journey</strong>
  • 1. Principles And Methods Of Biblical Interpretation 2. A Comprehensive Doctrine Of Creation And Implications For Scientific Study3. Knowledge And Faith In Pursuing Origins Questions 4. Creation Through The Lenses Of Science And Theology
  • <strong>part Two: Cosmic Origins</strong>
  • 5. Cosmic Origins: Genesis 1:1&#x2013;2:4 6. Electromagnetic Radiation And The Scale Of The Universe 7. The Expanding Universe 8. The Big Bang Model And Contemporary Cosmology 9. Lives And Deaths Of Stars And Fine-tuning 10. Biblical And Theological Perspectives On The Origins Of The Universe
  • <strong>part Three: Origin And Geologic History Of Earth</strong>
  • 11. Origin Of The Earth And Solar System 12. Historical Roots Of Geology: Catastrophism And Uniformitarianism 13. The Genesis Flood 14. The Rock Cycle And Timescales Of Geologic Processes 15. Rocks Of Ages: Measuring Geologic Time 16. Plate Tectonics: A Theory For How The Earth Works 17. Reading Earth&#x2019;s History In Rocks And Fossils 18. Biblical And Theological Perspectives On Earth History
  • <strong>part Four: Origin Of Life On Earth</strong>
  • 19. From Spontaneous Generation To Abiogenesis 20. Prebiotic Chemistry: Preparing The Primordial Soup 21. Biological Information: Proteins And Nucleic Acids 22. Alternative Scenarios For Life's Origin 23. Biblical And Theological Perspectives On The Origin Of Life
  • <strong>part Five: Origin Of Species And Diversity Of Life</strong>
  • 24. Development Of The Theory Of Evolution 25. The Modern Synthesis Of Evolution 26. Exploring The Evidence About Evolution: Phylogeny And Fossils 27. Development Of An Extended Synthesis Of Evolution 28. Biblical And Theological Perspectives On The Origin Of The Diversity Of Life
  • <strong>part Six: Human Origins</strong>
  • 29. Human Origins: Genesis 2&#x2013;3 30. Human Origins: Evidence From Physical Anthropology 31. Human Origins: Genomic Evidence 32. Biblical And Theological Perspectives On The Image Of God
  • <strong>part Seven: Concluding Postscript</strong>
  • 33. Biblical And Theological Perspectives On New Creation, Creation Care, And Science Education Glossaryimage Credits Author Indexsubject Indexscripture Index

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