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. A companion website provides resources for further study.
"Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design carefully and thoughtfully explains the diversity of views Christians hold regarding science and faith. The Haarsmas do not hesitate to show how some of these positions are more consonant with our current scientific knowledge than others, and they discuss the special theological challenges each position presents. Meanwhile, the authors stress the importance of a worldview that unifies Christians in recognizing God as not only the Creator but also the Sustainer who underpins science. The Haarsmas masterfully link this to the awe and humility needed to appreciate God as author of the "book" of nature as well as the book of Scripture."
Robert Kaita, physicist