Re: Fw: [asa] Appeasing TE?

From: gordon brown <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Sat Dec 27 2008 - 14:07:11 EST

On Tue, 23 Dec 2008, David Opderbeck wrote:

> IMHO, the best treatments from a broadly evangelical perspective right now
> are Denis Alexander, "Creation or Evolution: Do We Have to Choose"; Daniel
> Harrell, "Nature's Witness"; and Davis Young, "The Bible, Rocks and Time";
> Gordon Glover, "Beyond the Firmament"; and Loren and Deborah Haarsma,
> "Origins." All of these use clear language and are sensitive to the
> concerns of a conservative readership.
> David W. Opderbeck
> Associate Professor of Law
> Seton Hall University Law School
> Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology

I recently finished reading the book by Young and Stearley. I found it to
be excellent. It gives a discussion of the history of scientific
discoveries and Biblical interpretations related to the age of the earth
that I wish Christians were aware of. It also clearly sets out the
negative effects that young earth creationism has on evangelism and

The science in this book is restricted to geology. Evolution is mentioned
only briefly in connection with history. The authors never reveal what
their views are on evolution. I think this is important because we need to
disabuse people of the notion that belief in an old earth is motivated by
an attempt to defend Darwinian evolution.

Gordon Brown (ASA member)
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 6:28 AM, Jack Haas <> wrote:
>> I think that Michael hits the nail on the head.
>> Perhaps, we would be better served (and serve) if there were fewer
>> insistent attempts to proclaim the validity of ones's
>> received views and build a consensus for today's audience.
>> I'm currently tearing out what little hair I have left attempting to put
>> together something on paleontology that will be helpful
>> to web readers. Any ideas?
>> Enjoy this time of celebrating our Lord's birth.
>> Jack Haas
>> Michael Roberts wrote:
>> There have been so many books articles and treatments of the subject over
>> the last 150 years that I don't know where to start. Theologically these
>> vary from extreme liberal to Fundamentalist (in the original meaning of
>> that word). As a result there is no manifesto but rather how theologians of
>> different perspectives dealt with evolution in a positive way.
>> Michael
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Gregory Arago <>
>> *To:* David Clounch <>
>> *Cc:*
>> *Sent:* Monday, December 22, 2008 10:03 PM
>> *Subject:* Re: [asa] Appeasing TE?
>> David Clounch wrote:
>> "What I would suggest is someone should make a rigorous definition [of TE].
>> A manifesto. Or something like that. Or is that too much?"
>> The closest you'll get to this is "Perspectives of an Evolving Creation"
>> edited by Keith Miller. Several of the participants on this list wrote
>> articles for this collection..
>> Gregory
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