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

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

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

GALILEO GOES TO JAIL AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Ronald L. Numbers, Ed. GALILEO GOES TO JAIL AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SCIENCE AND RELIGION, Harvard University Press, 2009. xi + 302 pages, including notes and index. Hardcover;  (List: $27.95.  )

The  Myths: 1. That the Rise of Christianity Was Responsible for the Demise of Ancient Science   2. That the Medieval Christian Church Suppressed the Growth of Science  3. That Medieval Christians Taught That the Earth Was Flat  4. That Medieval Islamic Culture Was Inhospitable to Science 5. That the Medieval Church Prohibited Human Dissection 6. That the Copernican System Demoted . . . → Read More: GALILEO GOES TO JAIL AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Perspectives on an Evolving Creation

Keith Miller ed., Perspectives on an Evolving Creation 528 pages, ISBN: 0802805124, 2003, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing,Paperback (List: $36.00, CBD: $27.99)

“Here is a book that I would call ‘state of the art’ in this controversy.”–Terry Morrison (former director of Faculty Ministry for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship).” (full-length review)

“An ambitious book with an impressive list of able contributors, Perspectives on an Evolving Creation should be read by everyone interested in the . . . → Read More: Perspectives on an Evolving Creation

Fossils and Faith: Finding Our Way Through the Creation Controversy

Thea Nyhoff , Fossils and Faith: Finding Our Way Through the Creation  Controversy (4 lessons) 2005. CRC Press, Leader’s Guide, 67 pages.  Paper.($15.45); student newspaper for each session ($ 4.95).  Useful for high school students grades 11 and 12 or young adults/adults in either a day school or church school setting “If you have a child whoís obsessed with velociraptos and pterodactyls, one fine day he or she will ask you, ìWhy doesnít the Bible say anything about God making dinosaurs? You’ll blink a few times, then use the parental stall sentence: ìNow thatís a really . . . → Read More: Fossils and Faith: Finding Our Way Through the Creation Controversy