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
Davis A. Young & Ralph F. Stearley, The Bible, Rocks, and Time: Geological Evidence for the Age of the Earth, 2008, 464 pp. ISBN-0830828760, Paperback, IVP Academic (List $30.00. CBD: $21.99).
As the need to clearly define distinctions between evolutionary scientific positions on ‘origins’ (man, the Earth and the Universe) and the biblical scientific position (young-earth Creationism) become more necessary, books by experts from all perspectives become more prevalent. In The Bible, Rocks and Time, two Ph. D. level geologists examine the evidence from the view of secular science to make their determination of a very old earth, culminating in . . . → Read More: The Bible, Rocks, and Time
THE LOST WORLD OF GENESIS ONE: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate by John H. Walton. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009. 192 pages. Paperback; List:$16.00. CBD $11.99 PSCF Review.
Wheaton College biblical scholar John Walton offers an interesting alternative to traditional evangelical views of ancient cosmology. Instead of insisting that God does not err or tell lies and thus allow bad ancient cosmology or twist the text to reflect current views, he asks us to consider the text as the ancient Israelites did. “It is . . . → Read More: THE LOST WORLD OF GENESIS ONE