By Denis Alexander
Dr. Denis Alexander is a neuroscientist who believes passionately in either the biblical doctrine of production and the coherence of evolutionary concept. His booklet attracts at the newest genetic research.
What can we suggest by means of construction and evolution? What are the typical medical objections to evolution? Is evolution atheistic? Who have been Adam and Eve? Can the idea that of the autumn be reconciled with evolutionary concept? How may a God of affection create an international the place animals kill one another? What approximately clever design?
The writer concludes that the query within the identify is a fake dichotomy: we don't have to decide on, due to the fact that either are actual. 'Nature is what God does' - Augustine.
This new version takes account of the latest medical and theological advancements and responds to reviews of the 1st edition.
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As the psalmist prays in Psalm 90:2: Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. The God of the Bible is not a local or tribal god who can be pinned down to some neat time-bound or culture-bound formula. ‘My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts’ (Isaiah 55:8–9).
When you send your Spirit, they are created (bara’), and you renew the face of the earth’ (verses 29–30). Note here that it is by bara’ that the created order is renewed. Job reflects these realities perfectly when he says of God that ‘In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind’ (Job 12:10). God’s bara’ is not only involved in the life, death and being of both humans and animals, but also in other ongoing processes of the world that are by no means limited to ‘origins’.
Since the first edition it has become apparent that modern humans are mildly polygenic rather than being strictly monogenic and these new findings are covered in some detail. Origin of life studies have advanced very significantly over the past few years, and some of these new discoveries are described. The chapter on Intelligent Design takes into account some of the more recent publications on this topic. But the greatest increase in word count has been in the more theological sections. What about Adam and Eve?
Creation or Evolution: Do We Have to Choose? by Denis Alexander