The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Dosen’t Say About Human Origins

Peter Enns, “The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Dosen’t Say About Human Origins,” Brazos Press, paper (2012). List: $17.99 Amazon: $11.99. Pete Enns has been at the fore of the recent Evangelical discussion of Genesis. Following the lines of his earlier “Inspiration and Incarnation,” he seeks to help American Evangelicals who “feel that a synthesis between a biblically conversant Christian faith and evolution is a pressing concern.” He argues that our view of Adam needs to be “adjusted in the light of the (1) scientific evidence supporting evolution and (2) literary evidence from the world of . . . → Read More: The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Dosen’t Say About Human Origins

Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

Deborah B Haarsma and Loren Haarsma, “Origins, Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design,” Faith Alive, Revised Second Edition (2011) Paperback List $14.99

When it comes to the history of the universe, many believe that science and faith are mutually exclusive. But in this revised version of Origins, physics professors Loren and Deborah Haarsma explore what God’s Word and God’s world teach us about creation, evolution, and intelligent design.

Clearly explaining the science, the authors focus on areas where Christians agree. They also present the strengths and weaknesses of areas where Christians differ.

Origins helps you develop a deeper understanding of the origins of the . . . → Read More: Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

Real Scientists, Real Faith: 17 Leading Scientists Reveal the Harmony Between Their Science and Their Faith

R. J. Berry,  Real Scientists, Real Faith: 17 Leading Scientists Reveal the Harmony between their Science and their Faith,” Monarch Books (2009) Paper, (List: $14.99, ASA Store $12.00.)
“The point of the author of each of the 17 tightly-packed autobiographies (about 15 pages each) in this book is first of all a simple and explicit declaration that in his or her life there is no clash whatever between the author’s religious faith (Christianity, in every case here) and career in science (high-level research and professorships, in medicine, genetics, psychiatry, environmental studies, geology, nanotechnology, biochemistry, … . . . → Read More: Real Scientists, Real Faith: 17 Leading Scientists Reveal the Harmony Between Their Science and Their Faith

The Prism and the Rainbow: A Christian Explains Why Evolution Is Not a Threat

Joel Martin, “The Prism and the Rainbow: A Christian Explains Why Evolution Is Not a Threat,” Johns Hopkins University Press (2010)  List: $20.00, Amazon $15.00.

“..As an engineer I depend on scientists for research to support basic design ideas.  Scientist Dr. Joel Martin provides the research for Christians to discuss evolution and creationism ideas.  He argues convincingly that the science of evolution is not a threat to Christians. He provides researched data for discussing positions of Christian denominations, definition of terms, and extensive references for serious study of the topic.  ”The Prism and the . . . → Read More: The Prism and the Rainbow: A Christian Explains Why Evolution Is Not a Threat

Science and Religion Around the World

John Headley Brooke and Ronald L. Numbers, Science and Religion Around the World, Dec 2010 Oxford University Press USA, Paperback: 236 pages, List: $29.95, Amazon $29.95 (or less)

The past quarter-century has seen an explosion of interest in the history of science and religion. But all too often the scholars writing it have focused their attention almost exclusively on the Christian experience, with only passing reference to other traditions of both science and faith. At a time when religious ignorance and misunderstanding have lethal consequences, such provincialism must be avoided and, in this pioneering effort to explore . . . → Read More: Science and Religion Around the World

When Faith & Science Collide

G. R. Davidson , When Faith and Science Collide: A Biblical Approach to Evaluating Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design, and the Age of the Earth, (2009) Malius Press, 292 pp. (Paperback) (Amazon: $12.50)  “Dr. Davidson’s book “When Faith & Science Collide” is a refreshing addition to the spectrum of work that has been recently published on the subject Science and Creation. Davidson has focused his book on a Christian audience caught up in the warfare dichotomy stemming primarily from the interpretation of Genesis 1-11. The issues encompass the history, science and concordism of scripture written about God’s act of creation . . . → Read More: When Faith & Science Collide

Genesis 1-4: A Linguistic, Literary, And Theological Commentary

John C. Collins, Genesis 1-4: A Linguistic, Literary,  And Theological Commentary 318 pp., ISBN: 0875526195, 2006, P & R Publishing, Paperback, (List $17.99, CBD $ 14.99).

“I was privileged to read this book in manuscript form. In this commentary, Collins follows up on his intriguing insights developed briefly in his previous book, Science and Faith: Friends of Foes? For anyone searching for a thoughtful, informed, orthodox, and persuasive explanation of the first four chapters of the Bible, this book is simply the best there is.” –Jay . . . → Read More: Genesis 1-4: A Linguistic, Literary, And Theological Commentary

Adam’s Ancestors: Medicine, Science, and Religion in Historical Context,

David N. Livingstone, Adam’s Ancestors: Medicine, Science, and Religion in Historical Context, hardcover, 2008 320 pp. 2 halftones, 24 line drawings (List: $35.00, Amazon:$28.63).

“A great piece of scholarship and an equally great read. Particularly instructive is Livingstone’s discussion of monogenism, polygenism, and the various ways these theories of human origins were used in the social and political arena. This is a substantial contribution to the history of anthropology, of evolution theory, of race and racialist thought, and of science and religion.” –Nicolaas . . . → Read More: Adam’s Ancestors: Medicine, Science, and Religion in Historical Context,

The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Michael Murray, Jeffrey Schloss, eds. The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion , 2010  Oxford University Press, 384 pages, Bibliography, Index, Paperback (List: $35.00,  Amazon $30.61)

Over the last two decades, scientific accounts of religion have received a great deal of scholarly and popular attention both because of their intrinsic interest and because they are widely as constituting a threat to the religion they analyse. The Believing Primate aims to describe and discuss these scientific accounts as well as to assess their implications. The volume begins with essays by leading scientists in the field, . . . → Read More: The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

When Science and Christianity Meet

David Lindberg and Ronald Numbers, editors When Science and Christianity Meet. 368 pages., 2008,  Paper, University of Chicago Press. (List: $20.00, Amazon: $18.00) PSCF Review

“…The eleven authors have worked under strong editorial hands resulting in accounts that fit together ‘even reveal a pattern’ in address[ing] the varied relationships between two powerful cultural traditions attempting, sometimes, to occupy the same intellectual and social ground (pp. 4-5)… bring perspective to more recent concerns over the place of God in nature including the efforts of partisans of ID to rewrite the ground rules of . . . → Read More: When Science and Christianity Meet