Creation vs. Evolution
In this compilation of Dr. James Hodges' life's work, he examines the question of evolution from a variety of scientific viewpoints, surveying the literature of both creationists and evolutionists, examining both their science and the philosophies that stand behind it. In sum, Hodges presents a compelling case for an intelligent design of the universe.
From the Preface: "This book was developed as a collection of data found useful during fifteen years of teaching the course entitled "Bible and Evolution" at Florida College. The course material has been revised and expanded by the addition of current information. While this book is meant to be a defense of the biblical creation model, the information has been organized around main subject areas of the evolution model with the purpose of refuting the arguments used by the evolutionist. It is my conviction that the best way to do this is to state the argument add supporting data as clearly and objectively as possible." James Hodges
612 pages, hardcover
excellent resource, 2nd Nov 2015
Reviewer: Wayne Walker
I was a student at Florida College in Temple Terrace, FL, from the fall of 1972 through the spring of 1974. During that time I took a course entitled the “Bible and Evolution” taught by Dr. James Arthur Hodges (1930 – 2012). A native of Jenkins, KY, he received degrees from David Lipscomb College (B.A.), Harding College (M.A.), and the University of Chicago where he earned a Ph.D. in the Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature. He taught in the Biblical Studies department at Florida College for a number of years, later served as librarian, and passed from this life April 10, 2012.
After an introduction which generally discusses creation versus evolution and explains why such a book is needed, there are 21 heavily documented sections which contain information related to such subjects as the history of evolution, the species problem, genetics, the fossil record, uniformitarianism, geology, the Grand Canyon, Noah’s flood, radiometric dating, the origin of man, the evolutionary tree, the origin of life, and the time line in the first chapter of Genesis. The writing may be a bit technical at times, but anyone who is interested in the scientific evidence for creation and against evolution will find this book an excellent resource.