The Creationist Debate: The Encounter between the Bible and the Historical Mind
A&C Black, 2006 M06 15 - 248 pages
This book places the present Creationist opposition to the theory of evolution in historical context by setting out the ways in which, from the seventeenth century onwards, investigations of the history of the earth and of humanity have challenged the biblical views of chronology and human destiny, and the Christian responses to these challenges. The author's interest is not primarily directed to questions such as the epistemological status of scientific versus religious knowledge or the possibility of a Darwinian ethics, but rather to the problems, and various responses to the problems, raised in a particular historical period in the West for the Bible by the massive extension of the duration of geological time and human history.
Chapter 2 MACHINE OR RUIN?
Chapter 3 BIBLICAL EXCEPTIONALISM
Chapter 4 HISTORIES OF THE GENTILES
Chapter 5 THE BIRTH OF DEEP TIME
Chapter 6 CREATIONS FINAL LAW
Chapter 7 THE HIGHER CRITICISM OF THE BIBLE
Chapter 8 EVOLUTION AND DESIGN
Chapter 9 PREHISTORIC HUMANS
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