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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.

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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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    Redeeming Creation

    The Biblical Basis for Environmental Stewardship

    by Fred H. Van Dyke, David C. Mahan, Joseph K. Sheldon, and Raymond H. Brand

    Biologists Fred Van Dyke, David C. Mahan, Joseph K. Sheldon and Raymond H. Brand provide hope for today's environmental crisis and bring Scripture into dialogue with current scientific findings and commitments.

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    The Faithful Creator

    Affirming Creation and Providence in an Age of Anxiety

    by Ron Highfield

    As Paul says in Romans, creation groans for redemption. But can we trust God to make all things new? In this scholarly yet accessible text, Ron Highfield presents an overview of creation, providence and the problem of evil, addressing the question of human anxiety in the face of suffering. Our faithful Creator promises a glorious future for all creation.

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    Mapping the Origins Debate

    Six Models of the Beginning of Everything

    by Gerald Rau

    This unique textbook by Gerald Rau surveys the six predominant models currently used to explain the origins of creation, of life, of species and of humans. Alongside his judicious account of the debate as a whole, Rau equips students with critical tools for evaluating the individual philosophies of science in play.

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