Bube's patterns

Paul Arveson (arveson@oasys.dt.navy.mil)
Thu, 27 Feb 97 18:09:06 EST

Lee Dunbar wrote:

>> YEC = Young Earth Creationist
>> PC = Progressive Creationist
>> EC = Evolutionary Creationist
>> ID = Intelligent Design
>> TE = Theistic Evolutionist

I ,too, have felt the need for some taxonomy in this area and I
would like to suggest that Bube's book "Getting It All Together" provides
the basic structure that is needed. He suggests 7 patterns for the
inter-relationships of science and faith. Perhaps some clear thinker with
some experience in this area could suggest some "orders" for these "phyla".
We could then begin to pick out the various names (Moreland, Ross, Van
Till,..) and try to agree on the particular branch that a given bird perches on.


I agree that Bube has probably the most comprehensive (and therefore least
biased) treatment of all the alternatives that I have seen. I liked it so
much that I took the liberty of summarizing it in a table. You can find it


Of course the condensed descriptions in this table are mine, not quotes
from Bube. If you have any comments or complaints, please direct them
to me.

In the future I hope to fill the table with links to additional information.

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