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Reformed theology and evolutionary theory

Author: Gijsbert van den Brink
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Eerdmans, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many books aim to help beginners explore whether or not evolutionary science is compatible with Christian faith. This one probes more deeply to ask: What do we learn from modern evolutionary science about key issues that are of special theological concern? And what does Christian theology, especially in its Reformed expressions, say about those same key issues? Gijsbert van den Brink begins by describing the layers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brink, Gijsbert van den, 1963-
Reformed theology and evolutionary theory.
Grand Rapids : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020
(DLC) 2019026837
(OCoLC)1107061312
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gijsbert van den Brink
ISBN: 9781467458764 1467458767 1467458775 9781467458771
OCLC Number: 1141859372
Notes: "A Dutch version of this book was published as En de aarde bracht voort. Christelijk geloof en evolutie (Utrecht: Boekencentrum, 2017; 5th edition 2018). This Dutch counterpart is based on a translation and adaptation of the English text published here"--Preface
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Reformed theology as a distinctive stance --
Evolutionary theory as a layered concept --
Evolutionary theory and the interpretation of scripture --
Animal suffering and the goodness of God --
Common descent and theological anthropology --
Evolution and covenantal theology --
Natural selection and divine providence --
Morality, the cognitive science of religion, and revelation --
Any other business?
Responsibility: Gijsbert van den Brink.

Abstract:

Many books aim to help beginners explore whether or not evolutionary science is compatible with Christian faith. This one probes more deeply to ask: What do we learn from modern evolutionary science about key issues that are of special theological concern? And what does Christian theology, especially in its Reformed expressions, say about those same key issues? Gijsbert van den Brink begins by describing the layers of meaning in the phrase "evolutionary theory" and exploring the question of how to interpret the Bible with regard to science. He then works through five key areas of potential conflict between evolutionary theory and Christian faith, spelling out scientific findings and analyzing Christian doctrinal concerns along the way. His conclusion: although some traditional doctrinal interpretations must be adjusted, evolutionary science is no obstacle to classical Christian faith.
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