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Series: Reading God’s Two Books: Early American Perspectives (4 entries)

American thinking about religion and science before the Civil War was substantially informed by the powerful “concordist” metaphor of God as the “author” of two “books,” nature and Scripture, which ultimately must agree.

 

The Wax Adam: Historical, Biographical, Archetypal, or Literary?

The history of interpretation of Adam from Genesis to the 1st Century reveals a bold and astonishing diversity in which the authors made of Adam what they needed of Adam.

 

Series: Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? Three Views on the Bible's Earliest Chapters (Excerpts) (3 entries)

This series features excerpts from the newly released book Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?: Three Views on the Bible's Earliest Chapters, part of Zondervan’s Counterpoints series in which top scholars present their cases and respond to each other’s presentations.

 

"Natural" and "Supernatural" are Modern Categories, Not Biblical Ones

When we make distinctions between natural and supernatural activity in Scripture, not only do we push our modern categories into the Bible, but we also limit God’s action.

 

Patheos Blogger RJS Wrestles with the Meaning of the Old Testament

Patheos blogger RJS completes long series of blogs reviewing the important book "Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters," and it's a must-read.

 

Series: "Lost World of Genesis One" Book Club (7 entries)

Companion series to the spring 2015 book club featuring "The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate" by John Walton.

 

Series: Evolution and Original Sin by Robin Collins (13 entries)

 

Did Newton’s God Vanish with the “Gaps” in His Science?

In none of these cases was Newton inserting God into a “gap” into our knowledge that science would someday fill. Rather, his prior belief in God helped him arrive at attitudes and ideas that have unquestionably advanced our understanding of nature.

 

R.C. Sproul on Science, Scripture, and the Age of the Universe

"I think we can learn from non-believing scientists who are studying natural revelation. They may get a better sense of the truth from their study of natural revelation than I get from ignoring natural revelation."

 

If God created the universe, what created God?

Many arguments claiming to prove the existence of God have been proposed throughout the centuries. A popular argument is that, since all effects come from causes, there must have been a “first cause” that is outside the material world—an “uncaused cause”. The response to many of these arguments, however, is: “If God created the world, what created God?

 

Is Science-Religion Conflict Always a Bad Thing? Some Augustinian Considerations

Historian Peter Harrison argues that harmony between faith and science is not as simple as it seems, and some versions of "harmony" can do damage to the Christian faith.

 

I Have a Friend Who Believes Science Disproves Faith, Part 2

Is Christianity anti-science? Can Christians be good scientists? Is science the only source of true knowledge? Pastor Dave Gustavsen of Jacksonville Chapel addresses these issues.

 

Can Science and Scripture Be Reconciled?

A continuation of our series featuring our new and revised "Common Questions" pages

 

Discordant Views on Concordism

Many voices in the origins debate have strong opinions about whether their views on science and the Bible are "concordist", yet there is little agreement about what the word actually means.

 

The “Cosmogonic” Form of Genesis 1

In both form and content, then, Genesis 1 reveals that its basic purposes are religious and theological, not scientific or historical.

 

What is a Literal Reading?: Lessons from Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine

A very important way of avoiding a myopic understanding of our own theories and conclusions is to examine how our forebears in the faith understood things.

 

How Hermeneutics Led Me To A Deeper Faith

As I began to study the dynamic nature of Scripture, I discovered the dynamic nature of God.

 

Learning to Celebrate Creation Together

We need safe places in which to raise the complex issues of submitting wholeheartedly to the authority of God’s Word in the Scriptures while wrestling with the important findings and perspectives in the natural sciences.

 

Evolution in the Holy Land

All creation is the doings of God’s hands, no matter how he did it. When I look at a painting, I can connect somehow with the painter, and the same goes with the universe and God.

 

From the Archives: Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 1

From 2012: The dictionaries I checked don’t define the term, “theistic evolution,” so I offer my own definition: the belief that God used the process of evolution to create living things, including humans.

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