Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique by J.P. MorelandWinner of the ECPA Book of the Year Award for Bible Reference Works Many prominent Christians insist that the church must yield to contemporary evolutionary theory and therefore modify traditional biblical ideas about the creation of life. They argue that God used--albeit in an undetectable way--evolutionary mechanisms to produce all forms of life. Featuring two dozen highly credentialed scientists, philosophers, and theologians from Europe and North America, this volume contests this proposal, documenting evidential, logical, and theological problems with theistic evolution--making it the most comprehensive critique of theistic evolution yet produced.
Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique
People of faith should reject the call to affirm the Darwinian explanation of life and should instead affirm the traditional understanding of divine creative action, which defies reduction to natural causes. There are three good reasons for this: 1 Acceptance of Darwinism carries a substantial apologetic cost. According to textbook neo-Darwinian theory, new genetic information arises first as random mutations occur in the DNA of existing organisms. When mutations arise that confer a survival advantage on the organisms that possess them, the resulting genetic changes are passed on by natural selection to the next generation. As such changes accumulate, the features of a population begin to change over time.
Moreland, Stephen C. Meyer, Christopher Shaw, Ann K. Gauger, and Wayne Grudem. This volume is notable in engaging some prominent evangelical voices in the conversation, such as biblical scholar Wayne Grudem and philosopher J. We appreciate Wayne Grudem, in particular, for being clear that he sees evolutionary creationists as genuine, deeply committed Christians, even friends 64 and reaching out to us after a book event to ask clarifying questions.
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Edited by J. Moreland , Stephen C. Meyer , Christopher Shaw , Ann K. Axe , C. John Collins , John D. Allison , Fred G.
Moreland, Stephen C. Meyer, Christopher Shaw, Ann K. Gauger, and Wayne Grudem. Both the nature extensive and size of the volume a hefty 1, pages , are enormous. This review will consider each of the three main sections individually.