Reformed Theology and Evolutionary Theory

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Many books aim to help beginners explore whether or not evolutionary theory 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 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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGrand Rapids
PublisherWilliam B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Number of pages328
ISBN (Print)9780802874429
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2020

Bibliographical note

Foreword by Richard Mouw.


  • evolutionary theory
  • Reformed theology
  • doctrine of creation


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