The Bible, Rocks and Time
- Ralph F. Stearley
- Davis A. Young
- Published: September 18, 2008
- Publisher: IVP Academic
- Page count: 510
- ISBN: 0830828761
Is the Earth relatively young or very old? We've all heard the controversy. The consensus regarding the age of the Earth, based on the best geological evidence, is that it is billions of years old. But many Christians believe that the Bible teaches the Earth is only a few thousand years old at best. What are we to make of this discrepancy? Geologists Davis Young and Ralph Stearley tackle this issue head-on. Thoroughly examining historical, biblical, geological and philosophical perspectives, the amply illustrated Bible, Rocks and Time takes a comprehensive and authoritative look at the key issues related to the Earth's antiquity.
Thoroughly examining historical, biblical, geological and philosophical perspectives, the amply illustrated Bible, Rocks and Time takes a comprehensive and authoritative look at the key issues related to the Earth's antiquity.
"This book will prove a useful tool for scientists to explain geologic ideas to the public, and to refute the notion that accepting science necessarily means rejecting religion. It will be especially useful in communicating with evangelical Christians." (Steven Newton, Reports, 2009)
"Well written and comprehensive." (Hugh Henry, Stone Campbell Journal, Fall 2009)
"I am sorry that this book had to be written, but I am so glad that it was written and that it was done in such a splendid fashion." (Michael Ruse, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, Spring 2009)
"Rigorously argued and well-documented." (Marcus R. Ross, Christianity Today, April 2009)
"It is remarkable to encounter a scientific treatise written in a very interesting style. One should not be intimidated by its 500-page length. One geologist says: "Every church librarian should have this volume available as an essential reference." We agree and are pleased to have a book of this caliber in our collection." (Betty Waller, The Lamplighter, May 2009)
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