Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

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by Deborah B. Haarsma, Loren D. Haarsma
     
 

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When it comes to the history of the universe, many believe that science and faith are mutually exclusive. But in this revised version of Origins, physics professors Loren and Deborah Haarsma explore what God's Word and God's world teach us about creation, evolution, and intelligent design.

Clearly explaining the science, the authors focus on areas where

Overview

When it comes to the history of the universe, many believe that science and faith are mutually exclusive. But in this revised version of Origins, physics professors Loren and Deborah Haarsma explore what God's Word and God's world teach us about creation, evolution, and intelligent design.

Clearly explaining the science, the authors focus on areas where Christians agree. They also present the strengths and weaknesses of areas where Christians differ.

Origins helps you develop a deeper understanding of the origins of the universe and sort out your own views on faith and science. Small group discussion questions follow each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592555734
Publisher:
CRC Publications
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
315
Sales rank:
710,499
Product dimensions:
5.57(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Deborah B. Haarsma is a professor of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she has been on the faculty since 1999. She earned a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and undergraduate degrees in physics and music from Bethel College. Deborah studies galaxies and the universe using telescopes in New Mexico, Hawaii, Chile, and earth orbit. Her work on gravitational lenses and galaxy clusters has been published in "The Astrophysical Journal" and "The Astronomical Journal." Deborah often speaks and writes on astronomy and Christian faith, equipping pastors and churches to engage science.

Loren D. Haarsma has been an associate professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department of Calvin College since 1999. He earned a bachelor's degree from Calvin College, an M.S. from University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in atomic physics from Harvard University. He then did five years of postdoctoral research in neuroscience in Boston and in Philadelphia. His scientific research is in electrophysiology, studying the activity of ion channels in nerve cells and other cell types. He has written numerous book chapters, articles, and lectures on topics at the intersection of science, philosophy, and religion.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Consummate teachers, Professors Deborah and Loren Haarsma have crafted an essential book for any student of the intersection of science and faith. As both scientists and devout Christians, they bring an unparalleled combination of knowledge and sensitivity to the public discussion of human origins. They present a wide array of Christian points of view, analyzing the strengths and shortcomings of each respectfully and fairly, as they also familiarize readers with the methods and the findings of science. Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design is an invaluable resource for pastors and for laypeople alike. Highly recommended. Bruce Glass --author of Exploring Faith and Reason: The Reconciliation of Christianity and Biological Evolution