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

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

Building Healthy Communities through Medical-Religious Relationships

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Our Father’s World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation

Edward R Brown, Our Father’s World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation, 172 pages, 2006, Doorlight Publications. (List: $15.00), CBD $11.99).

“This is an important book that should be on every pastor’s shelf and in every church library. Creation today is crying out for the Church to begin preaching and practicting the full biblical message of stewardship.” Joseph Sheldon, Messiah College

“Our Father’s World is a beautiful and inspiring book. I will keep it on hand both for consultation and reference. When I first opened it, the question on my mind was, “Will evangelicals read it?” As I approached the close, the . . . → Read More: Our Father’s World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation

The Physics of the Natural Philosophers

James Luther Garner, The Physics of the Natural Philosophers 358 pages,  2008. Pearson Custom Publishing, Boston, Papeback

Physics is appropriate for a one semester course in classical physics for science and liberal arts general education students. It could be used for college or high school courses and is well-suited for Christian College, High School and home school students. Not “Christian” physics it describes the religious context from which most classical physics emerged weaving faith into the main discussion in a natural way. The textindeed offers “an imaginative and fresh approach.”–JWH

ASA member Garner . . . → Read More: The Physics of the Natural Philosophers

Darwin’s Sacred Cause

Adrian Desmondand James Moore,   Darwin’s Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin’s Views on Human Evolution, Hardcover, Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2009  (List $35.00, Amazon $16.46)

“Arresting . . . confront[s] the touchy subject of Darwin and race head on . . . Adrian Desmond and JamesMoore published a highly regarded biography of Darwin in 1991 . . . the case they make is rich and intricate, involving Darwin’s encounter with race-based phrenology at Edinburgh and a religiously based opposition to slavery at Cambridge. Even Darwin’s courtship of Emma, whom he winningly called ‘the most interesting specimen in the whole . . . → Read More: Darwin’s Sacred Cause