The Creationist Debate: The Encounter Between the Bible And the Historical Mind

Arthur McCalla

The Creationist Debate: The Encounter Between the Bible And the Historical Mind
The Creationist Debate: The Encounter Between the Bible And the Historical Mind

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This book places the present Creationist opposition to the theory of evolution in historical context by setting out the ways in which, from the seventeenth century onwards, investigations of the history of the earth and of humanity have challenged the biblical views of chronology and human destiny, and the Christian responses to these challenges. The author's interest is not primarily directed to questions such as the epistemological status of scientific versus religious knowledge or the possibility of a Darwinian ethics, but rather to the problems, and various responses to the problems, raised in a particular historical period in the West for the Bible by the massive extension of the duration of geological time and human history.



Pages: 228
Publisher: Continuum
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0826480020
ISBN-13: 9780826480026

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