eBook Faith and Fossils: The Bible, Creation, and Evolution, 1st Edition

  • Lester L. Grabbe
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467450499
  • ISBN-13: 9781467450492
  • DDC: 231.7
  • 198 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Many books have been written on the Bible and evolution by scientists, but this volume is written by a biblical specialist. In this book, the author, a prominent Hebrew Bible scholar, examines the Bible in its ancient context and explores its meaning in light of emerging scientific evidence. Both the Bible and the fossil record raise significant questions about what it means to be human, and he expertly draws on both sources to grapple with who we are and where we came from. Written in uncomplicated language and featuring eleven spectacular color plates, the title creatively shows how science and faith intersect in questions about human origins.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Illustrations and Tables.
A Scholar's Story.
1: From Bible Belt to Bible Scholar: The Journey Begins.
2: Creation in the Bible: The Ancient Near East and the Beginnings of the World.
3: The Flood Story: Mesopotamian Parallels.
4: “After Its Kind”: Genetics and Evolution.
Evangelicals and Evolution.
5: A Shifting Conversation: Science and Religion.
6: Science and Faith: The Believing Scientist.
7: Genesis Reconsidered: How We Got the Bible.
Adam and Human Ancestry.
8: Homo Neanderthalensis, Homo Denisova, and Homo Sapiens: Deep Ancestry.
9: The Adam Debate: An Iconic Human.
10: “In Our Image”: Reflections of a Biblical Scholar.
Index of Authors.
Index of Subjects.
Index of Scriptures.