A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
by Fred G. Zaspel
In case you have missed them we wanted to draw attention to two important books treating the always hot topic of evolution. The focus of these is, specifically, theistic evolution – evolutionary theories advanced by professed theists and Bible believers.
The first book is a compendium of essays critiquing theistic evolution on scientific, philosophical, and biblical or theological grounds. It won first prize in its category in 2017, and it is the current standard that theistic evolutionists will have to address.
The smaller book is the “theological” section of the larger book, slightly revised and printed separately, with contributions from Wayne Grudem, John Currid, Guy Prentiss Waters, Gregg Allison, and yours truly.
Both books argue that all forms of theistic evolution fail – scientifically, philosophically, and biblically. If you are interested to acquaint yourself with the latest scientific critiques, you’ll not do better than the larger, comprehensive volume. It is a treasure trove of the relevant contemporary scholarship. If you are interested to study the question only in light of biblical teaching, the smaller book sets you well on your way – Old Testament, New Testament, Theology, plus my chapter on B.B. Warfield, who has for too long been mis-identified as a theistic evolutionist.
For the study of theistic evolution, these are the books to get!
Below are some related links:
- Review of Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique
- Review of A Biblical Case Against Theistic Evolution
- Interview with Wayne Grudem