The Creationist Debate: The Encounter Between the Bible and the Historical Mind

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A&C Black, Aug 15, 2006 - Religion - 228 pages

This book places the present Creationist opposition to the theory of evolution in historical context by setting out the ways in which, from the seventeenth century onwards, investigations of the history of the earth and of humanity have challenged the biblical views of chronology and human destiny, and the Christian responses to these challenges. The author's interest is not primarily directed to questions such as the epistemological status of scientific versus religious knowledge or the possibility of a Darwinian ethics, but rather to the problems, and various responses to the problems, raised in a particular historical period in the West for the Bible by the massive extension of the duration of geological time and human history.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 THE TWO BOOKS
1
Chapter 2 MACHINE OR RUIN?
14
Chapter 3 BIBLICAL EXCEPTIONALISM
28
Chapter 4 HISTORIES OF THE GENTILES
40
Chapter 5 THE BIRTH OF DEEP TIME
55
Chapter 6 CREATIONS FINAL LAW
68
Chapter 7 THE HIGHER CRITICISM OF THE BIBLE
84
Chapter 8 EVOLUTION AND DESIGN
101
Chapter 10 THE BIBLE IN AMERICA
138
Chapter 11 FUNDAMENTALISM
153
Chapter 12 YOUNGEARTH CREATIONISM
167
Chapter 13 CREATION SCIENCE
181
Epilogue
199
Notes
201
Bibliography
215
Index
224

Chapter 9 PREHISTORIC HUMANS
122

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Arthur McCalla is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy/Religious Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Canada.

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