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The creationist debate : the encounter between the Bible and the historical world

Author: Arthur McCalla
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark International, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"'The Creationist Debate' is a new study of the debate between the present Creationist theory and the theory of evolution. It sets 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. What is at issue in the history traced by McCalla  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur McCalla
ISBN: 0826480020 9780826480026 0826464475 9780826464477
OCLC Number: 706807165
Description: xiv, 228 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The two books --
Machine or ruin? --
Biblical exceptionalism --
Histories of the Gentiles --
The birth of deep time --
'Creation's final law' --
The higher criticism of the Bible --
Evolution and design --
Prehistoric humans --
The Bible in America --
Fundamentalism --
Young-Earth creationism --
Creation science.
Responsibility: Arthur McCalla.

Abstract:

"'The Creationist Debate' is a new study of the debate between the present Creationist theory and the theory of evolution. It sets 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. What is at issue in the history traced by McCalla is not simply the fact of the age of the earth or the length of human history. The concept and implications of 'deep time' - coined by John McPhee to express the immense duration of geological time - raise fundamental questions about the biblical account of God and creation, the relationship between God and humanity, divine guidance, and the status of the Bible. McCalla shows that as long as the concepts of design and providence were retained, Christians could and did accept an ancient earth. He argues that twentieth-century creationism's return to a literal interpretation of Genesis is a response to the Darwinism destruction of design and providence." -- Publisher's website.

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