Ashton, Dr. John F.
We are witnessing an aggressive attack on the credibility of the Christian faith. Christians are increasingly called to embrace Darwinian evolution—or acknowledge that they are altogether opposed to science.
But for the contributors to this volume, this is a false premise. Committed to the authority of Scripture, the need for careful exegesis, and the importance of rigorous scientific investigation, these thirteen scientists and theologians offer valuable perspectives on a controversial area of debate for concerned Christians who are determined to draw their own conclusions.
Table of Contents:
Foreword – Wayne Grudem
Preface: A Twenty-First-Century Challenge – Phil Hills
1. Evolution and the Church – Alistair Donald
2. The language of Genesis – Alistair McKitterick
3. Adam and Eve – Michael Reeves
4. The Fall and death – Greg Haslam
5. Creation, redemption and eschatology – David Anderson
6. The nature and character of God – Andrew Sibley
7. Faith and creation – R.T. Kendall
8. Towards a science worthy of creatures in imago Dei – Steve Fuller
9. Interpretation of scientific evidence
A. Homology – Norman Nevin
B. The Nature of the fossil record – Norman Nevin
C. Chromosomal fusion and common ancestry – Geoff Barnard
D. Information and thermodynamics – Andy McIntosh
10. Does the genome provide evidence for common ancestry? – Geoff Barnard
11. The origin of life: scientists play dice – John Walton
Conclusion: Should Christians embrace evolution? – Phil Hills and Norman Nevin
"Helpful to [anyone] who wants to expose their thinking to top-quality, cutting-edge arguments." — Ricard A. Carhart, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Univerity of Illinois
"The experts in science and theology who have contributed [these] chapters . . . will be very helpful to Christians who are struggling to sort out conflicting claims and arrive at the truth." — Phillip E. Johnson, Author of Darwin on Trial, Cofounder of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture