First published in 1972, The Early Earth has established itself as one of the most illuminating books defending biblical creationism.
Newly revised in 2011, the 176-page paperback is a companion to Whitcomb’s The World That Perished and includes dozens of updates and recent citations that strengthen Whitcomb’s stellar defense of biblical creationism.
The book is organized into five sections and includes more than a dozen special illustrations and explanations that will be of interest to both mature and younger readers. They include interesting sidelights on such subjects as whales, the duck-billed platypus, dinosaurs, bacterial flagellum, and more.
In addition to an 11-page bibliography reflecting the latest scientific information from books and journal articles, the revised version also includes extensive subject, author, and scripture indices.
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About the Author
John C. Whitcomb served as professor of theology and Old Testament at Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., for 38 years.
He holds a with a B.A. degree, majoring in ancient and European history from Princeton University. At the end of his freshman year at Princeton, he was led to Christ by Donald B. Fullerton, a former missionary to India.
In 1951, he was graduated from Grace Theological Seminary with the B.D. degree (high honors) and received the Th.M. degree in 1953 and Th.D. degree in 1957 from the same institution. From 1951 to 1990, he taught in the Department of Old Testament and also in the Department of Christian Theology, in which he served as chairman for many of these years. For 20 years he also served as director of doctoral studies, and for 10 years as editor of Grace Theological Journal.
From 1962 to 1990, he was president of the board of Spanish World Gospel Missions, Inc. and served on the board of trustees of Grace Brethren Foreign Missions (now Grace Brethren International Missions) for 20 years, several of these years as chairman of the board.
Dr. Whitcomb lived in China three years (1927–30), served his country in Europe (1944–46), visited mission stations in Peru (1950), helped in the establishment of a church in Puerto Rico under the auspices of Grace Brethren Foreign Missions (1958–59); and an extension program for Grace Seminary in France (1958–89); and has lectured in Canada, Latin America, Western Europe, Central African Republic, the Far East, and in most states of the United States. He has been on two study tours of the Holy Land (1952, 82).
Currently, he is president of Whitcomb Ministries, Inc., and founder and professor of Christian Workman Schools of Theology. He has taught the Old Testament and theology for more than 50 years, and is widely recognized as a leading Biblical scholar.
Table of Contents
1 The Nature of Biblical Creation 3
Creation Was Supernatural 3
Creation Was Sudden 9
Creation Involved a Superficial Appearance of History 22
2 The Creation of the Universe 31
The Basic Approach to Origins 31
The Creation of the Heavens 32
The Creation of the Earth 33
Did the Earth Come from a Proto-sun? 36
The Purpose of the Stellar Creation 47
3 The Creation of Plants and Animals 53
Genesis and the Geologic Timetable 53
The Original Abundance of Life 57
The Limits of Variation 64
4 The Creation of Mankind 89
The Dignity of Man 89
Theistic Evolution 91
The Direct Creation of Adam's Body 96
The Marvelous Complexity of the Human Body 98
Ape-Men and Cavemen 100
The Antiquity of Man 104
5 Was the Earth Once a Chaos? 113
The Basic Issue 113
"Was" or "Became" 118
"Empty" or "Chaotic"? 118
Was the Darkness Evil? 121
How Many Creative Acts in Genesis 1? 122
Other Gap Theory Arguments 124
The Chaos/Creation Theory 125
Summary and Conclusion 131
Selected Bibliography 155
Author and Subject Index 167
Scripture Index 173