Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology (2020)

Coming to Peace with Science Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology Is a thoroughly Christian and biblically informed doctrine of creation compatible with widely held conclusions of modern science especially biology For Darrel R Falk this is not just an abstract que
  • Title: Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology
  • Author: Darrel R. Falk
  • ISBN: 9780830827428
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • Is a thoroughly Christian and biblically informed doctrine of creation compatible with widely held conclusions of modern science, especially biology For Darrel R Falk, this is not just an abstract question but one with which he has personally wrestled A professor of biology, Falk brings together his biblically based understanding of creation and the most current researcIs a thoroughly Christian and biblically informed doctrine of creation compatible with widely held conclusions of modern science, especially biology For Darrel R Falk, this is not just an abstract question but one with which he has personally wrestled A professor of biology, Falk brings together his biblically based understanding of creation and the most current research in biology The result of his efforts to acknowledge the validity of science and the authority of Scripture is a new paradigm for relating the claims of science to the truths of Christianity Written with the undergraduate student in mind, this book nonetheless will help anyone who is looking for a place to stand in the creation evolution debate, fearful that they ll have to choose between intellectual integrity and the faith of the church Calling for charitable discussions within the church, Falk shows how an original and ongoing interaction of God with creation is fully reconcilable with the kinds of development identified by current biological science.
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    One Reply to “Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology”

    1. This book, like some others I ve read on the subject, seems to me to be kind of an exercise in futility Why try to reconcile science with the Bible Why not with the Hindu religion Because the author, himself, is not Hindu He seems to make sense when discussing the science, carefully pointing out why each current scientific theory is believed to be true backing it up with evidence Then makes huge ridiculous in my opinion assumptions when speaking about religion Like we all just assume Jesus rose [...]

    2. Definitely the best book I ve read so far on the subject of origins Falk lays out many of the conclusions I d already drawn from previous reading but does a much better job than I would be able to do He s gracious, knowledgeable, and plain spoken I d recommend it to anyone interested in the subject particularly Christians or scientists who think their profession prevents them from becoming a Christian My only regret is that he doesn t address the concept of built in age Otherwise, very well done [...]

    3. He makes some interesting points, but I m not completely sold Some of what he says that supports a gradual creation just seems coincident and that he s trying to make it fit Yes, a lot of it makes sense, but definitely take it as with everything you read with a grain of salt, and discern for yourself.

    4. Falk makes the case for a belief in Jesus and in evolution He concentrates much heavily on the scientific evidence for evolution rather than how Genesis and other scriptures can be interpreted to include evolution He is wonderfully courteous toward opposing views within Christianity and exhorts believers to likewise be patient and open with others with different interpretations.

    5. I thought this was a good overview of the theory of evolution The author made a pretty convincing case for the common ancestry of species and the age of the earth as determined through various methods The most disappointing part of this book was the shallow, borderline inept manner in which scripture was handled Not that I disagree with the author s ultimate point namely, that Scripture is not in conflict with scientific evidence but I think it became obvious that theology is not the author s co [...]

    6. This is a very useful book for Christians who have grown up in or are currently living in an environment where belief in evolution is discouraged, but want to investigate the evidence for themselves There seems to be very strong opposition to evolution in evangelical circles in the US, though that s far less true here in the UK.For me, the issue mainly hinges on how to reconcile evolution with certain Biblical theology For instance if we believe the evidence points to humans having evolved over [...]

    7. Wow This was a great read I picked it up for a theistic evolution perspective while writing a sociology of education paper on teaching evolution I found it greatly inspiring, accessible and filled with the kind of wonder I have come to expect from great popularizers of science like Neil deGrase Tyson or the late great Carl Sagan I would highly recommend this book to any who think that traditional Christianity is not compatible with modern science.I am not a man of faith, truth be told I left the [...]

    8. Very interesting and thought provoking Many Christians accept evolutionary processes in the creation of the world and mankind,but Dr Falk does not address God s experimentation in the formation of modern man Such a discussion would be very interesting A very good read packed with scientific data that can be understood by those without a science background The dating of fossils and discussion of genes and was excellentVery interesting and thought provoking Many Christians accept evolutionary proc [...]

    9. This book is a great introductory book to a gradual creation view I m still processing my full thoughts As the author points out in the final chapter, his purpose in writing this book is not to convince creationists of his view, but to help them understand how a Christian can hold his view He wishes to help foster unity among God s people with non essentials, as Jesus and Paul both admonished us to do.I will say, his final chapters also just made me really want to read John H Walton s The Lost W [...]

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