Faith, Reason, and Earth History, 3rd ed.: A Paradigm of Earth and Biological Origins by Intelligent Design
This volume presents an argument for constructive thinking about origins and earth history in the context of Scripture, showing readers how to analyze available scientific data and approach unsolved problems. Faith does not need to fear the data, but can contribute to progress in understanding earth history within the context of God’s Word while still being honest about unanswered questions. This fully updated third edition includes additional contributions from joint author Arthur Chadwick. In this patient explanation of the mission of science and its application to questions about origins and earth history, the authors model their conviction that “above all, it is essential that we treat each other with respect, even if we disagree on fundamental issues.” The original edition of this work (1997) was one of the first books on this topic written from the point of view of an experienced research scientist. A career biologist, paleontologist, and teacher, Brand brings to this well-illustrated book a rich assortment of practical scientific examples. This thoughtful and rigorous presentation makes this landmark work highly useful both as a college-level text and as an easily accessible treatment for the educated lay person.