Debate over the opening chapters of Genesis has continued for over a century and a half since Charles Darwin advanced his revolutionary ideas. Arguments that once raged between liberals and evangelicals are now mainstream evangelical debates. Was there a historical Adam and Eve? An actual Fall (original sin)? What about suffering? And how did the New Testament writers, including the Lord Jesus Christ himself, treat Genesis? Does theistic evolution enhance our understanding of origins and Christian doctrine? Or does it hinder it as some maintain? This book sets out to explore these questions in detail. It assesses the impact of evolutionary thinking in society at large and whether or not theistic evolution is compatible with
core Christian doctrines.
Philip Bell trained in the natural sciences (zoology and geology) in the 1980s, then worked for nine years as a postgraduate biomedical scientist in cancer and leukemia research in Bath. Following teacher training, he taught secondary school science. His work in creation/science apologetics since 2001 has seen him speak in churches throughout the UK and at numerous venues in many countries overseas. The CEO of the Creation Ministries International UK/Europe) since 2007, Philip is also a church elder and an occasional lay- preacher. He is married, with five (mostly adult) children