27. Christian Theism and Life on Earth

  1. J. B. Stump2 and
  2. Alan G. Padgett3
  1. Paul Draper

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch27

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

How to Cite

Draper, P. (2012) Christian Theism and Life on Earth, 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.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Bethel College, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. Purdue University, Indiana, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335712

Online ISBN: 9781118241455

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Keywords:

  • Christian theism and life on earth;
  • arguments against Christian theism, CT and IN;
  • comparing Christian theism (“CT”) to “indifference naturalism”;
  • IN, a form of naturalism and CT, supernaturalism;
  • evolution, on special creationism as false;
  • implication of God's “rationality,” creating a universe;
  • theistic objections to special creationism;
  • methodological naturalism, in the physical sciences;
  • IN and CT, and accuracy, to the condition of life on earth;
  • evolution, theists the belief, of God as not the special creator

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Evolution

  • Flourishing and Floundering

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • References

  • Further Reading