An Annotated Bibliography
Anderson, J. Kerby, and Coffin, Harold G. Fossils in Focus. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1977.
models of origins are considered (Neo-Darwinism, Saltation, Punctuated Equilibria, Special Creation) and the strengths and weaknesses of these models are evaluated in light of the fossil record of invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants. The creation model is shown to be the model that fits the available data of paleontology most directly.
Baker, Sylvia. Bone of Contention. Sunnybank: Creation Science Foundation, Ltd., 1980.
Michael J. Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge To Evolution. New York: The Free Press, Simon & Schuster, 1996.
book does not address the issue of the age of the earth, but effectively argues for an Intelligent Designer.
Boardman, W. W., Koontz, R. F., and Morris, H. M. Science and Creation. San Diego: Creation-Science Research Center, 1973.
most thorough technical treatment of creation-science approach to origins. Refutes evolution on the basis of its nonscientific assumptions.
Clayton, John N. Dandy Designs. South Bend: Does God Exist?, 1984.
John N. Dandy Designs, Volume 2. South Bend: Does God Exist?, 1991.
above two books are a series which present numerous examples of design and order in the universe. Clayton does not argue his old-earth creation view in these books. They are good to use for supplemental material in teenage, young adult or adult classes on Evidences - especially as material to begin a class.
Davidheisar, Bolton. Evolution and Christian Faith. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1969.
is an excellent beginning book for young people who are starting to deal with the general theory of evolution. It has a good section on design and order in the universe.
Dillow, Joseph C. The Waters Above: Earth's Pre-Flood Vapor Canopy. Chicago: Moody Press, 1981.
in detail the physics and meteorology of a pre-flood vapor canopy (from which the 40 days of rain of Noah's flood was said to have come) and its antediluvian maintenance. Dillow lays a careful exegetical foundation before beginning to draw conclusions about the relationship between primitive mythology and the biblical record.
Fischer, Robert B. God Did It, But How? Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1981.
is a theistic evolutionist, albeit a very conservative one. The key to his thinking appears on p. 95c: he sees nature as a viable mode of revelation (natural revelation), is convinced that evolution is the means which God used to develop man to his present stage, and believes that the Bible represents special divine revelation which in no way negates what modern science has revealed to us about the age of the universe or the history of man on earth.
Frair, Wayne, and Davis, Percival. A Case For Creation. Chicago: Moody Press.
the reader formulate a logical, well-reasoned stand for the biblical account of creation. Conservative, takes the "creationist" approach.
Geisler, N. L The Creator in the Courtroom: Scopes II. Nilford, Mich.: Mott Media, 1982.
study of the controversial Arkansas Creation-Evolution trial.
Gish, D. T. Evolution: the Fossils Say No! San Diego:Creation-Life Pub., 1979.
of the fossil record by a strict creationist. Excellent.
Gish, Duane T. The Amazing Story of Creation from Science and the Bible. El Cajon: Institute for Creation Research, 1990.
Ken and Andrew Snelling and Carl Wieland. The Answers Book. Colorado Springs: Master Books, 1990.
T. F. Creation vs. Evolution Handbook. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1973.
refutation of the evolutionary theory; paperback.
Hoover, Arlie J. Fallacies of Evolution. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1977.
emphasis in Hoover's book is upon the logical fallacies of the evolutionary theory. The author attacks the selective indoctrination of children in the public schools, at taxpayer's expense, with an exclusive view of origins that has no genuine scientific proof.
Humphreys, D. Russell. Starlight and Time. Colorado Springs: Master Books, 1994.
Conrad. The Meaning of Creation: Genesis and Modern Science. Atlanta: John Knox Press.
study of Gen. 1-3 from the liberal perspective. Gives careful consideration to the biblical texts which deal with creation.
Jackson, Wayne. Creation, Evolution and the Age of the Earth. Stockton: Courier Publications, 1989.
Wayne. The Mythology of Modern Geology. Stockton: Apologetics Press, Inc., 1980.
short paperback book of less than 50 pages which concisely answers several false arguments used by those seeking a defense for macro-evolution from geology.
Keith, Bill. Scopes II: the Great Debate. Shreveport: Huntington House, 1982.
the religious aspects of evolutionary teaching now being imposed on public school children and the efforts being put forth toward equal time for creationism in the classroom.
Kerkut, G. A. Implications of Evolution. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1960.
for its thoroughgoing analysis of the assumptions of evolutionary theory. Written by an evolutionist who admits some of the weaknesses of the theory.
Klotz, J. W. Genes, Genesis, and Evolution. St. Louis: Concordia, 1970.
edition of the "old standard" on creation and evolution. Excellent for general reading in the area.
Kofahl, Robert E., and Segraves, Kelly L. The Creation Explanation. Wheaton, Ill.: Harold Shaw Pub., 1975.
discussion of creationism as an alternative to evolution. Offers an impressive array of data from the natural world in support of creation.
Lester, Lane P., and Bohlin, Raymond G. The Natural Limits to Biological Change. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1984.
the two current theories of biological change: Neo-Darwinism and punctuated equilibria. Base the third alternative on the argument that there may be limits to biological change. Creationism is this third alternative. This is a book that is well worth owning and reading.
Morris, Henry M. History of Modern Creationism. San Diego: Master Book Publishers, 1984.
the history of the modern creationist movement; written from the perspective of a leading "insider."
Morris, Henry M. Scientific Creationism. San Diego: Creation-Life Publishers, 1974.
complete textbook for use in high-school or college classes by creationist teachers. Covers all the major theories of both evolution and creation, the biblical and scientific data, and assumes the view of a strict biblical creationist model of origins. If you can only get one book on this subject, buy this one.
Morris, Henry M. Troubled Waters of Evolution. San Diego: CLP, 1974.
the modern tumult over creation and evolution in academic circles.
Morris, Henry M. and John D. Morris. Science, Scripture and the Young Earth. El Cajon: Institute for Creation Research, 1989.
Henry M. The Beginning of the World. El Cajon: Master Books, 1991.
Henry M. The Genesis Record. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1976.
Henry M. & Gary E. Parker. What Is Creation Science? El Cajon, CA: Master Books, 1987.
is a more recent, updated introduction to creation science views of the Institute for Creation Research.
Newman, Robert C., and Eckelman, Herman J. Genesis One and the Origin of the Earth. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1977.
by so-called "progressive creationists", this work argues that Genesis one should be interpreted through modern science. Its primary value is it's discussion of the genealogies of Genesis and the republication of 'The Primeval Chronology' in Appendix 2 (pp.105-124). The correct understanding of these chronologies is, of course, important, but very obvious limitations are also apparent. It is one thing to suggest that a few hundreds or even thousands of years may be present between the sequences of the genealogies, but it is quite another to assert the presence of millions or even billions of years between the verses of Genesis chapter one!
Pun, Pattle P. T. Evolution: Nature and Science in Conflict? Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1982.
the historical development, philosophical and biblical implications, and scientific bases of the theory of evolution. Also evaluates all forms of contemporary dialogue among evangelical scholars on issues of creation and evolution. The author is a self-styled "progressive creationist" (as opposed to fiat creationists and theistic evolutionists. He shows himself to be very open-minded about reinterpreting the creation account when he feels it is necessary on the basis of the findings of science.
Rehwinkel, Alfred M. The Wonders of Creation. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1974.
Hugh. Creation and Time: A Biblical and Scientific Perspective on the Creation-Date Controversy. Colorado Springs: NavPress Publishing Group, 1994.
is probably the most widely read and accepted book among Evangelicals defending the old-earth creationist view. Ross has other material dealing with the same theme, but this is his foundational effort.
Thompson, Bert and Wayne Jackson. In the Shadow of Darwin: A Review of the Teachings of John Clayton. Montgomery: Apologetics Press, Inc., 1992.
Paul S. The Illustrated Origins Answer Book. Mesa: Eden Communications, 1995.
Bert and Wayne Jackson. In the Shadow of Darwin: A Review of the Teachings of John Clayton. Montgomery: Apologetics Press, Inc., 1992.
Bert. Creation Compromises. Montgomery: Apologetics Press, 1995.
Bert. Is Genesis Myth? Montgomery: Apologetics Press, Inc., 1986.
Bert. History of Evolutionary Thought. Fort Worth: Star Bible and Tract, 1981.
excellent recent discussion of the history of evolution-thought by a member of the church of Christ.
Thompson, Bert. Theistic Evolution. Shreveport: Lambert Book House, 1977.
Bert and Wayne Jackson. A Study Course in Christian Evidences. Montgomery: Apologetics Press, Inc., 1992.
is a general book on Evidences including a broad range of topics, but in brief form.
Van Bebber, Mark & Paul S. Taylor. Creation and Time: A Report on the Progressive Creationist Book by Hugh Ross. Gilbert, AZ: Eden Communications, 1996.
book confronts the Biblical inconsistencies of Hugh Ross, a leading advocate of Progressive Creation. It primarily deals with the Scriptures rather than scientific issues.
Whitcomb, John C. The Early Earth: An Introduction to Biblical Creationism. Revised Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1986.
is another book that defends the concept of biblical creationism. It is written for the average reader.
Whitcomb, John C., and Henry M. Morris. The Genesis Flood. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, c1961, 1985.
is the original book written by Whitcomb and Morris in which they advanced the concept that flood geology is the best way of explaining the fossil record.
Whitcomb, Jr., John C. The World That Perished. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1973.
book discusses the tremendous changes that apparently occurred to the earth as a result of Noah's flood.
Young, Davis A. Christianity and the Age of the Earth. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1982.
that the earth is an extremely old planet created by God. Attempts to demonstrate how well meaning creationists have misinterpreted the evidence of geology in their attempt to argue that the earth is only a few thousand years old. Young is a proponent of the "day-age theory" as the best means for making the Genesis account of creation acceptable to geologists. The author tries unsuccessfully to make the order of creation correlate with the fossil record even though there are many contradictions between these two sequences. Young thinks that he eliminates these problems merely by having the various days overlap each other. An interesting feature of his view is the fact that he argues that the seventh day is still going on, since God is said to still be resting from His work of creation. But the Scripture says that God "rested" (not "is resting") on the seventh day (Gen. 2:2, 3). In fact, elsewhere the Bible says: "He rested, and was refreshed" (Exod. 31:17). And, even though God's rest from the original creation may be said to be continuing, that would not prove that the seventh day was continuing, much less that it continues to the present. After all, Jesus said, "My father has been working until now, and I have been working" (Jn. 5:17). And that was on a Sabbath!
Young, Edward J. Studies in Genesis One. Phillipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1979.
Ronald. Ed. The Genesis Debate. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1986.
P. A. Darwin, Evolution, and Creation. St. Louis: Concordia, 1959.
by several conservatives covering different aspects of the creation-evolution issue.
Institute for Creation Research:
Answers In Genesis:
John Clayton - Does God Exist?:
Hugh Ross - Reasons To Believe:
Bible Creation Society:
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