Human Origins and the Image of God

Essays in Honor of J. Wentzel van Huyssteen

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Daniel Pedersen, Christopher Lilley
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    , April
     336 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


How did human beings originate? What, if anything, makes us unique? These questions have long been central to philosophers, theologians, and scientists. This book continues that robust interdisciplinary conversation with contributions from an international team of scholars whose expertise ranges from biology and anthropology to philosophical theology and ethics.

The fourteen chapters in this volume are organized around Wentzel van Huyssteen's pioneering work in human rationality, embodiment, and evolutionary history. Bringing a variety of diverse perspectives to bear on a hotly debated issue, Human Origins and the Image of God showcases new research by some of today's finest scholars working on questions regarding human origins and human uniqueness.

M. Craig Barnes (foreword)
Christopher Lilley and Daniel J. Pedersen (preface)
Niels Henrik Gregersen (introduction)

Part 1: Natural Science
Ian Tattersall
Ian Hodder
Justin L. Barrett
Tyler S. Greenway
Agustín Fuentes
Richard Potts

Part 2: Philosophy and History
Keith Ward
Wesley J. Wildman
Michael Ruse
John Hedley Brooke

Part 3: Theology
Celia Deane-Drummond
Michael Welker
David Fergusson
Etienne de Villiers
Dirk J. Smit

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Christopher Lilley is a PhD candidate in systematic theology and philosophy at Marquette University.

Daniel J. Pedersen holds a PhD in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.


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