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Science and Faith Friends or Foes?

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ISBN-10: 1581344309

ISBN-13: 9781581344301

Edition: 2003

Authors: C. John Collins

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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 10/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

C. John Collins (PhD, University of Liverpool) is Professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary. Chair of the Old Testament translation committee for the English Standard Version, he is the author of Genesis 1-4: A Linguistic, Literary, and Theological Commentary ; The God of Miracles: An Exegetical Examination of God ' s Action in the World ; Science and Faith: Friends or Foes? and Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? Who They Were and Why You Should Care.

Introduction to the Questions and Survey of the Book
Philosophical Issues
Science, Faith, and Rationality: A Short Course in Good Thinking
The Importance of Philosophy
Principles of Sound Thinking
Testing a Truth Claim
A Word About Rational Christian Faith
Must Science and Faith Be At Odds?
Defining "Science"
Defining "Faith"
Premises of the Methods of Science
Science and Knowledge
Operating Relationships of Science and Faith
Theological Issues
This Is My Father's World: The Biblical Doctrine of Creation
How Many Creation Accounts Does One Religion Need? Literary Relationships of Genesis 1 and 2
Outline of Genesis 1:1-2:3
What Is Genesis 1:1-2:3 About?
Is Genesis 1:1-2:3 Supposed to Be a Historical Record?
Does Genesis 1:1 Teach "Creation from Nothing"?
Does Genesis 1:1-2:3 Give Us a Chronology?
Is Genesis 1:1-2:3 a "Scientific" Account of Creation?
What Does It Mean That Creation Was "Good"?
How Did God Make the World?
Summary of the Doctrine of Creation in Genesis 1:1-2:3
What Does This Mean for Us?
What Kind of Days Were Those, Anyhow?
Preliminaries: The Key Issues At Stake
Features of Genesis 1-2 That We Must Account For
An Interpretation That Accounts for All of These Features
What About the Fourth Day?
Other Possible Interpretations of the Days
Comparing the Different Views
Other Biblical Passages About Creation
Old Testament
New Testament
Is the Earth Young or Old? Biblical Arguments
Did Jesus Think the Creation Period Was Short?
The Genealogies in Genesis
Conclusion: Does the Bible Have a Position on the Age of the Earth?
What a Piece of Work Is Man! Human Nature as It Was Created
You Are a Human Animal
Body and Soul
The Image of God
Are Adam and Eve Our Ancestors?
The Possibility of Science
The Glorious Ruin: Human Nature After the Fall
God's Arrangement with Adam and Eve
The First Sin
Human Nature After Genesis 3
Is Science Possible for Fallen Man?
How "Fallen" Is Nature?
The "Curses" in Genesis 3
What Did Lions Eat Before Man's Fall?
Why Does the Creation Groan?
Some Conclusions for Science in a World of Fallen Mankind
How Does God Rule the World? The Biblical Doctrine of Providence
The Traditional Christian Picture of God's Providence
The Biblical Evidence
Definitions That Restate the Biblical View of Providence
Other Views: Are They Truer to the Bible?
Providence and Science
God Reveals Himself in His World: Science, Faith, and Apologetics
Defining Terms
Natural Revelation in the Old Testament
Natural Revelation in the New Testament
Faith and Reasons
Science, Natural Revelation, and Apologetics
Caring for God's World: The Biblical View of the Environment
The Original Plan
The Modified Plan
The World Still Serves Man
Ethical Considerations for the Environment
Science and Faith Interact
Science, Providence, and Miracle
Modern Science and the Supernatural
Science and Reliable Natural Properties
Chaos Theory
Uncertainty, Miracles, and Human Freedom
Providence and the Problem of Evil
How Old Is the Earth? Cosmology and Geology
Cosmology and the Big Bang
Geology and the History of the Earth
Realism, Anti-Realism, and Appearance of Age
Is the Big Bang the Same as the Absolute Beginning?
Are the Geologists Wrong?
The Anthropic Principle
Where Do Animals Come From? Biological Evolution and Darwinism
What Does Darwinism Claim?
How Did Darwinism Develop?
How Does Neo-Darwinism Impact Christian Faith?
Is Neo-Darwinism Credible?
Evolution and "Progress"
Is Intelligent Design a Dumb Idea? Answers to Objections
What Is "Intelligent Design"?
What Would Make Intelligent Design a "Dumb Idea"?
Are These Objections Valid?
Conclusion: Is Prohibiting Intelligent Design a Dumb Idea?
Science and the Argument from Design
What Is the Argument from Design?
What Is the History of This Kind of Argument?
Is the Argument Any Good?
What Place Should Science Play in the Argument Today?
The Human and Social Sciences
Maintaining Sound Thinking
The Brain, Mind, and Soul
A Genetic Basis of Behavior
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Culture Wars and Warriors: Faith, Science, and the Public Square
Dealing with Disagreements Between Christians
Christians in the Public Square
Life in a Created World
Outline of a Christian World-and-Life View
Participation in the Sciences for Christians
How to Give Our Kids a Scientific Education
Notes and Comments on the Chapters
Other Resources
Thomas Kuhn and Paradigms: A Review Essay
General Index
Scripture Index