Mapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything


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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Gerald Rau (Ph.D., Cornell) is founder and chief editor at Professional English International, Inc., based at National Chung Cheng University in Chiayi, Taiwan. He was previously an adjunct professor teaching biology courses at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois.


"Gerald Rau has, I believe, done a great service by producing a lucid introduction to the subject by 'mapping' the arguments from all sides, summarising the data in such a way that we can get a handle on what different people believe and why they believe it."--Alan J.F. Fraser, The Record, September 2013
"Written for nonspecialists, the book should appeal to both students and to grown-ups who, like me, daydreamed their way through high-school science courses."--Matt Reynolds, Christianity Today, April 2013
"Both the novice and the seasoned student of the origins debate will find Rau's book to be an indispensable resource."--Tricia Scribner, Christian Apologetics Journal, Spring 2016
"Rau's book is an indispensable resource in understanding the logic and structure of other models that one may disagree with. It also provides a wealth of resources for further reading and research. It is an original and erudite contribution to the science and theology dialogue. It also serves well to outline several of the philosophical assumptions that function as a mediator between the two. I know of no other text that explores such a vast amount of material dealing specifically with origins in such a tightly knit package. I highly recommend this work to not only philosophers, scientists and theologians but to anyone interested in the debates revolving around origins."--Scott Ventureyra, Science et Espirit