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    Creation and Doxology

    The Beginning and End of God's Good World

    Center for Pastor Theologians Series

    Edited by Gerald L. Hiestand and Todd Wilson

    What does it mean to both affirm the goodness of God's creation and anticipate the new creation? Bringing together contributions from church leaders, academic theologians, and scientists on the doctrine of creation, this volume engages with Scripture, scientific theory, church history, and current issues to help Christians understand the beginning and ending of God's good creation.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Early Christian Readings of Genesis One

    Patristic Exegesis and Literal Interpretation

    BioLogos Books on Science and Christianity

    by Craig D. Allert

    Do the writings of the church fathers support a literalist interpretation of Genesis 1? Young earth creationists have maintained that they do. But are we correctly representing the Fathers and their concerns? This study from Craig Allert resets our understanding of early Christian interpretation and considers whether contemporary evangelicals may be more bound to modernity in our reading of Genesis 1 than we realize.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Understanding Scientific Theories of Origins

    Cosmology, Geology, and Biology in Christian Perspective

    BioLogos Books on Science and Christianity

    by Robert C. Bishop, Larry L. Funck, Raymond J. Lewis, Stephen O. Moshier, and John H. Walton

    From five authors with over two decades of experience teaching origins together in the classroom, this is the first textbook to offer a full-fledged discussion of the scientific narrative of origins, from the Big Bang through humankind, in biblical and theological perspective. This work gives the reader a detailed picture of mainstream scientific theories of origins along with how they fit into the story of God's creative and redemptive action.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Created and Creating

    A Biblical Theology of Culture

    by William Edgar

    Culture plays an undeniable role in the Christian's vocational calling in the world. How might we engage our culture with discernment and faithfulness? Exploring Scripture and gleaning insights from a variety of theologians, William Edgar offers a biblical defense of the cultural mandate, arguing that we are most faithful to our calling when we participate in creating culture.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Death Before the Fall

    Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

    by Ronald E. Osborn
    Foreword by John H. Walton

    In this eloquent and provocative "open letter" to evangelicals, Ronald Osborn wrestles with the problem of biblical literalism and the ongoing challenge of animal suffering within an evolutionary understanding of the world. Osborn forces us to ask hard questions, not only of the Bible and church tradition, but also and especially of ourselves.

    Advanced Advanced
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    The Lost World of Genesis One

    Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

    by John H. Walton

    With an astute mix of cultural critique and biblical scholarship, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    The Lost World of Adam and Eve

    Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate

    by John H. Walton
    Contributions by N. T. Wright

    What if reading Genesis 2–3 in its ancient Near Eastern context shows that the creation account makes no claims regarding Adam and Eve's material origins? John Walton's groundbreaking insights into this text create space for a faithful reading of Scripture along with full engagement with science, creating a new way forward in the human origins debate.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    The Uncontrolling Love of God

    An Open and Relational Account of Providence

    by Thomas Jay Oord

    Rarely does a new theological position emerge to account well for life in the world, including not only goodness and beauty but also tragedy and randomness. Drawing from Scripture, science, philosophy and various theological traditions, Thomas Jay Oord offers a novel theology of providence—essential kenosis—that emphasizes God's inherently noncoercive love in relation to creation.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Keeping God's Earth

    The Global Environment in Biblical Perspective

    Edited by Noah J. Toly and Daniel I. Block

    Wheaton College professors Noah J. Toly and Daniel I. Block bring together a team of biblical scholars with social and natural science backgrounds to address the ethical matter of Christian responsibility for our physical environment throughout the whole earth. Their biblical insight combined with scientific expertise will provide you with a deeper understanding and clear guidance on the most important environmental issues facing us today.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Making Peace with the Land

    God's Call to Reconcile with Creation

    Resources for Reconciliation

    by Fred Bahnson and Norman Wirzba
    Foreword by Bill McKibben

    Agriculturalist Fred Bahnson and theologian Norman Wirzba develop a vision for community renewal based on reconciliation with the land. With a balance of theological and practical insight, the authors lead communities into practices of local food production, eucharistic eating and delight in God?s provision.

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