Darwin, Creation and the Fall
Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

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  1. 2009 is the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his epoch-making Origin of Species. Christians (particularly evangelicals) have debated the extent and mechanisms of evolution - and some have rejected neo-Darwinism entirely.
  2. The relationship between the scientific understanding of human origins and the biblical story of human origins and the Fall raises numerous questions. How does the Christian doctrine of humanity relate to the biologist's account of human evolution? If we accept the Darwinian picture, how do we understand the Fall and sin, 'good' and 'evil'? What about the problem of evil and suffering?
  3. In their concluding summary, the editors affirm that there is no conflict between Holy Scripture and modern science, and acknowledge that our quest for deeper understanding is ongoing.

About the Editors
  1. R. J. (Sam) Berry was Professor of Genetics at University College London, 1984 - 2000. He is a former President of the Linnean Society, the British Ecological Society, and Christians in Science. His books include God and Evolution, God and the Biologist and God's Book of Works.
  2. T. A. Noble is Senior Research Fellow in Theology at the Nazarene Theological College, Manchester and Professor of Theology at the Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City. He is the author of Tyndale House and Fellowship.

Contents
    Foreward (R. J. Berry and T A. Noble) – 11
  1. Worshipping the Creator God: the doctrine of creation (David Wilkinson) – 15
  2. Did Darwin dethrone humankind? (R. J. Berry) – 30
  3. Theological challenges faced by Darwin (Darrel R. Falk) – 75
  4. God and origins: interpreting the early chapters of Genesis (Richard S. Hess ) – 86
  5. Original sin and the Fall: definitions and a proposal (T A. Noble) – 99
  6. Irenaeus on the Fall and original sin (A. N. S. Lane ) – 130
  7. The theology of the Fall and the origins of evil (Henri Blocher ) – 149
  8. Blocher, original sin and evolution (Richard Mortimer) – 173
    Epilogue: the sea of faith — Darwin didn't drain it (R. J. Berry and T A. Noble) 197
    Index – 205

BOOK COMMENT:

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"Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Darwin, Creation and the Fall - Foreward"

Source: Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Darwin, Creation and the Fall



"Wilkinson (David) - Worshipping the Creator God: the doctrine of creation"

Source: Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Darwin, Creation and the Fall, Chapter 1


Author Information
    David Wilkinson is Principal of St John's College and Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Durham. He has doctorates in theoretical astrophysics and systematic theology and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He has had a long-standing interest in the relationship between science and religion and is the author of God, Time and Stephen Hawking (2001) and The Message of Creation (2002) in the Bible Speaks Today series.



"Berry (R.J.) - Did Darwin dethrone humankind?"

Source: Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Darwin, Creation and the Fall, Chapter 2


Author Information
    R. J. (Sam) Berry was Professor of Genetics at University College London 1984—2000. He is a former President of the Linnean Society, British Ecological Society, and Christians in Science. He was Gifford Lecturer in the University of Glasgow 1997-8 (published as God's Book of Works, 2003).



"Falk (Darrel R.) - Theological challenges faced by Darwin"

Source: Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Darwin, Creation and the Fall, Chapter 3


Author Information
    Darrel Falk is a molecular geneticist, Professor of Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University, in San Diego, California. He is the author of Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds between Faith and Biology (2004).



"Hess (Richard S.) - God and origins: interpreting the early chapters of Genesis"

Source: Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Darwin, Creation and the Fall, Chapter 4


Author Information
    Richard S. Hess is Earl S. Kalland Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Denver Seminary. He is editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research and a prolific author, including Studies on the Personal Names in Genesis I-II 1993, reprinted 2009), Israelite Religions (2007) and commentaries on Leviticus, Joshua and the Song of Songs.



"Noble (T.A.) - Original sin and the Fall: definitions and a proposal"

Source: Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Darwin, Creation and the Fall, Chapter 5


Author Information
    T. A. Noble is Senior Research Fellow in Theology at the Nazarene Theological College in Manchester and Professor of Theology at the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. He is a former secretary of the Tyndale Fellowship and is chairman of its Christian Doctrine Study Group. He wrote a history of Tyndale House and Fellowship (IVP, 2006), and is one of the editors for the forthcoming revised edition of the IVP Dictionary of Theology. He is currently President of the Wesleyan Theological Society (2009-10).



"Lane (A.N.S.) - Irenaeus on the Fall and original sin"

Source: Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Darwin, Creation and the Fall, Chapter 6


Author Information
    A. N. S. Lane is Professor of Historical Theology at London School of Theology. He is the author of John Calvin: Student of the Church Fathers (1999), the Lion Christian Classics Collection (2004) and A Concise History of Christian Thought (2006). He is a former chairman of the Tyndale Fellowship Christian Doctrine Study Group.



"Blocher (Henri) - The theology of the Fall and the origins of evil"

Source: Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Darwin, Creation and the Fall, Chapter 7


Author Information
    Henri Blocher is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Faculte Libre de Theologie Evangelique, Vaux-sur-Seine, near Paris in France and at Wheaton College Graduate School in Illinois. He is President of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians. Among his writings is a trilogy: In the Beginning (1984), Evil and the Cross (1994) and Original Sin (1997).



"Mortimer (Richard) - Blocher, original sin and evolution"

Source: Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Darwin, Creation and the Fall, Chapter 8


Author Information
    Richard Mortimer is Chaplain to University Centre Hastings, coordinates the magnet (a study centre and library run by the Diocese of Chichester) and lectures part-time for the University of Brighton. He has recently completed a PhD investigating different interpretations of the Fall.



"Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Epilogue: the sea of faith - Darwin didn't drain it"

Source: Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Darwin, Creation and the Fall, Chapter 9



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