Re: It's Out!

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      From: Keith Miller
      Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 9:47 PM
      Subject: It's Out!

      At the risk of self promotion, I would like to announce that the book that I have edited entitled "Perspectives on an Evolving Creation" has now been released by Eerdmans Publishers!

      It was written in the hope of helping to bring the discussion of evolution and Christianity to a more productive level. I have attempted to assemble authors who could forthrightly address many of the core scientific and theological issues surrounding the discussion in a way that is accessible. I trust that the book will be a service to the evangelical community. Many of the issues raised on this forum are addressed in the book.

      Below is a brief summary of the book and the table of contents.



      Keith B. Miller, editor


      The common prevailing view of conflict between evolutionary theory and Christian faith is a false caricature. In reality, many evangelical Christian scientists and theologians have responded positively to evolutionary ideas since the time of Darwin. This volume brings this Christian reflection up to date and takes a relatively comprehensive look at the current science of evolutionary theory from a clearly articulated orthodox Christian perspective. It includes scientific evidence as well as informed theological discussion. Contributors represent a wide variety of disciplines - biology, genetics, geology, paleontology, astronomy, cosmology, philosophy, theology, and the history of science.

      The volume is divided into three sections. The first part provides the needed Biblical, historical and scientific context for the discussions that follow. The second part of the book lays out the scientific evidence for an evolving creation. Specialists in a variety of fields summarize how the current evolutionary view of cosmic, Earth and biological history was constructed. The last part focuses on philosophical and theological issues commonly raised in connection with evolution. Issues such as the nature of God's creative activity, the meaning of the miraculous, the uniqueness of humankind, the basis for creation care, and the origin of sin, are addressed with both seriousness and sensitivity. Woven throughout the volume are short meditations designed to direct the reader toward worshipping the God of providence.




      Chapter 1)
      "An evolving creation: Oxymoron or fruitful insight?"
      -- Keith Miller (Kansas State Univ.)
      Worship Insert 1)
      "Worshipping the God of providence"
      -- Deborah Haarsma
      Chapter 2)
      "Comparing biblical and scientific maps of origins"
      -- Conrad Hyers (Gustavus Adolphus College)
      Chapter 3)
      "The word and the works: Concordism and American evangelicals"
      -- Ted Davis (Messiah College)
      Worship Insert 2)
      "Worshipping the God of wisdom and mystery"
      -- Ted Davis
      Chapter 4)
      "Charles Hodge and B.B. Warfield on science, the Bible, evolution,
      and Darwinism"
      -- Mark Noll (Wheaton College) and
      David Livingstone (Queens Univ. of Belfast)
      Chapter 5)
      "Does science exclude God?: Natural law, chance, miracles, and
      scientific practice"
      -- Loren Haarsma (Calvin College)


      Chapter 6)
      "An evolving cosmos"
      -- Deborah Haarsma (Calvin College) and
      Jennifer Wiseman (Johns Hopkins Univ.)
      Chapter 7)
      "Geological framework of an evolving creation"
      -- Jeff Greenberg (Wheaton College)
      Worship Insert 3)
      "Worshipping the Creator of the cosmos"
      -- Deborah Haarsma
      Chapter 8)
      "Common descent, transitional forms, and the fossil record"
      -- Keith Miller (Kansas State Univ.)
      Chapter 9)
      "The 'Cambrian explosion': A challenge to evolutionary theory?"
      -- David Campbell (University of Alabama) and
      Keith Miller (Kansas State Univ.)
      Worship Insert 4)
      "Worshipping the Creator of the history of life"
      -- Keith Miller
      Chapter 10)
      "Hominids in the garden?"
      -- James Hurd (Bethel College)
      Chapter 11)
      "Finding Adam: The genetics of human origins"
      -- David Wilcox (Eastern College)
      Worship Insert 5)
      "God's power and faithfulness: A lesson from nature"
      -- Loren Haarsma
      Chapter 12)
      "Biochemistry and evolution"
      -- Terry Gray (Colorado State)
      Chapter 13)
      "Complexity, self-organization, and design"
      -- Loren Haarsma (Calvin College) and
      Terry Gray (Colorado State)


      Chapter 14)
      "Is the universe capable of evolving?"
      -- Howard Van Till (Calvin College)
      Chapter 15)
      "Special providence and genetic mutation: A new defense of
      theistic evolution"
      -- Bob Russell (Center for Theology and Natural Sciences)
      Chapter 16)
      "Christology, evolution, and the theology of the cross"
      -- George Murphy (Trinity Lutheran Seminary)
      Worship Insert 6)
      "The peaceable kingdom"
      -- Laurie Braaten
      Chapter 17)
      "An evolving creation and environmental issues"
      -- Jeff Greenberg (Wheaton College)
      Chapter 18)
      "May the glory of the Lord endure forever!: Biblical reflections on
      creation care"
      -- Laurie Braaten (Judson College)
      Worship Insert 7)
      "Being stewards of the creator God"
      -- Jeff Greenberg
      Chapter 19)
      "Animal pain: Beyond the threshold?"
      --John Munday, Jr. (Regent Univ.)
      Chapter 20)
      "Evolution and original sin"
      -- Robin Collins (Messiah College)
      Chapter 21)
      "Evolution, cognitive neuroscience, and the soul"
      -- Warren Brown (Fuller Theological)
      Worship Insert 8)
      "Remembering God's people"
      -- George Murphy

      Keith B. Miller
      Research Assistant Professor
      Dept of Geology, Kansas State University
      Manhattan, KS 66506-3201

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