21. Creation and Evolution

  1. J. B. Stump2 and
  2. Alan G. Padgett3
  1. Denis R. Alexander

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch21

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

How to Cite

Alexander, D. R. (2012) Creation and Evolution, in The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (eds J. B. Stump and A. G. Padgett), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Bethel College, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. Baylor University, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335712

Online ISBN: 9781118241455



  • creation and evolution;
  • Christian theology, of God as the ultimate creator;
  • Christian faith, its involvement with evolution;
  • Christian responses to Origin of Species;
  • ID, an anti-Darwinian movement, distinct from creationism;
  • ID, of Darwinian evolution as materialistic;
  • God's transcendence, immanence, Trinitarian character;
  • immanence of God, creation as continuous;
  • seeing, creation and evolution working together


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Historical Background

  • The Contemporary Discussion

  • The Christian Doctrine of Creation

  • Questions Posed by Evolution for Christian Theology

  • Conclusions

  • References

  • Further Reading