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The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

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In their highly selective and literal reading of Scripture, creationists champion a rigidly reductionistic view of creation in their fight against "soulless scientism." Conversely, many scientists find faith in God to be a dangerous impediment in the empirical quest for knowledge. As a result of this ongoing debate, many people of faith feel forced to choose between evolution and the Bible's story of creation.

But, as William Brown asks, which biblical creation story are we talking about? Brown shows that, through a close reading of biblical texts, no fewer than seven different biblical perspectives on creation can be identified. By examining these perspectives, Brown illuminates both connections and conflicts between the ancient creation traditions and the natural sciences, arguing for a new way of reading the Bible in light of current scientific knowledge and with consideration of the needs of the environment. In Brown's argument, both scientific inquiry and theological reflection are driven by a sense of wonder, which, in his words, "unites the scientist and the psalmist." Brown's own wonder at the beauty and complexity of the created world is evident throughout this intelligent, well-written, and inspirational book.

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Author
William P. Brown
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780199730797
EANList
  • 9780199730797
Edition
1
ISBN
0199730792
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1
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  • 640 hundredths-inches
  • 930 hundredths-inches
  • 135 Hundredths Pounds
  • 130 hundredths-inches
Label
Oxford University Press
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Oxford University Press
MPN
1 black and white line illustrations, 2
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1
NumberOfPages
352
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  • 130 hundredths-inches
  • 930 hundredths-inches
  • 140 Hundredths Pounds
  • 620 hundredths-inches
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1
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1 black and white line illustrations, 2
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Book
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ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2010-02-26
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Studio
Oxford University Press
Title
The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder
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  • 332
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isbn-13-20
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