Reformed Theology and Evolutionary Theory

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Gijsbert van den Brink
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    , March
     328 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Many books aim to help beginners explore whether or not evolutionary science is compatible with Christian faith. This one probes more deeply to ask: What do we learn from modern evolutionary science about key issues that are of special theological concern? And what does Christian theology, especially in its Reformed expressions, say about those same key issues? 

Gijsbert van den Brink begins by describing the layers of meaning in the phrase “evolutionary theory” and exploring the question of how to interpret the Bible with regard to science. He then works through five key areas of potential conflict between evolutionary theory and Christian faith, spelling out scientific findings and analyzing Christian doctrinal concerns along the way. His conclusion: although some traditional doctrinal interpretations must be adjusted, evolutionary science is no obstacle to classical Christian faith.

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

Gijsbert van den Brink is professor for theology and science at the Faculty of Theology, VU University Amsterdam, and is an ordained minister in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. He is author of Philosophy of Science for Theologians and coauthor, with Cornelis van der Kooi, of Christian Dogmatics.



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