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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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    Mere Science and Christian Faith

    Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults

    by Greg Cootsona

    Emerging adults want to believe that science and faith can coexist peacefully, and Greg Cootsona argues that they can. In his book Mere Science and Christian Faith he holds out a vision for the integration of science and faith and how it can lead us more deeply into the conversations that confront the church today.

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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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    Let Creation Rejoice

    Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis

    by Jonathan A. Moo and Robert S. White

    The Bible is full of images of God caring for his creation in all its complexity. Yet experts warn us that a so-called perfect storm of factors threatens the future of life on earth. The authors assess the evidence for climate change and other threats that our planet faces in the coming decades while pointing to the hope God offers the world and the people he made.

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    Science & Christianity

    Four Views

    Spectrum Multiview Book Series

    Edited by Richard F. Carlson
    Contributions by Wayne F. Frair, Gary D. Patterson, Jean Pond, Stephen C. Meyer, and Howard J. Van Till

    Six contributors here debate the relative merits of four distinct conceptions of the relationship between Christianity and science today. Views range from a strict creationist posture to full-fledged partnership. Edited by Richard F. Carlson.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Evolution and Holiness

    Sociobiology, Altruism and the Quest for Wesleyan Perfection

    Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology

    by Matthew Nelson Hill
    Foreword by Darrel R. Falk

    Theology needs to engage what recent developments in the study of evolution mean for how we understand moral behavior. How does the theological concept of holiness connect to contemporary understandings of evolution? In this groundbreaking work, Matthew Hill uses the lens of Wesleyan ethics to offer a fresh assessment of the intersection of evolution and theology.

    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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    God and the Cosmos

    Divine Activity in Space, Time and History

    by Harry Lee Poe and Jimmy H. Davis

    Theologian Harry Lee Poe and chemist Jimmy H. Davis argue that God's interaction with our world is a possibility affirmed equally by the Bible and the contemporary scientific record. Rather than confirming that the cosmos is closed to the actions of the divine, advancing scientific knowledge seems to indicate that the nature of the universe is actually open to the unique type of divine activity portrayed in the Bible.

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