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  • 184 Pages
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth
  • Publication Date: July 1989
  • ISBN: SBERGHGEGREATDIVIDECHRISTIAN9780851515588

The Great Divide: Christianity or Evolution?

Berghoef, Gerard

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Can the philosophy of evolution be combined with the teaching of the Bible?

Should Christians be relieved by the suggestion that the Christian faith can be understood in such a way that it harmonises with the convictions of evolutionary philosophy?

Is it not true that believing in theistic evolution makes our Christian witness so much more reasonable to people in the modern world?

In The Great Divide, Gerard Berghoef and Lester Dekoster confront these and other questions. They write plainly and vigorously about the issues that are at stake for the Christian faith in its encounter with secular science. They force the reader to ask: What does the Bible really say?

Gerard Berghoef and Lester DeKoster have deliberately avoided writing a technical treatise. Instead, point by point, they direct attention to the teaching of God’s word, and in the light of this challenge the theories of evolutionary philosophy and theistic evolution. If their claims are right then our own century is not only the most scientifically advanced of all time, but perhaps also the most deceived.

About the Author

Gerard Berghoef: Gerard ‘Gerry’ Berghoef (1926-2007) was the President of Widdicomb Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a long time elder in the Christian Reformed Church. The son of Jacob and Heiltje Berghoef, he was married to his wife Audrey for almost 60 years. In 1979 he founded, with Lester DeKoster, Christian’s Library Press, committed to publishing influential texts on church leadership, the vocation of work, and stewardship. With DeKoster he wrote a number of books, including The Great Divide, published by the Trust.

Lester DeKoster: After starting his career as a public school teacher, including several years at South High School, Lester DeKoster became the Director of Libraries for Calvin College and Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1951, and was a speech professor for many years. He is largely credited with assembling the world’s most comprehensive collection of materials on John Calvin and Calvinism for the college’s collection.

After retiring in 1969, he served for 10 years as editor of The Banner, weekly news magazine of the Christian Reformed Church. In 1979 he founded, with Gerard Berghoef, Christian’s Library Press, committed to publishing influential texts on church leadership, the vocation of work, and stewardship. He co-authored several books with Berghoef, including The Great Divide, published by the Trust.

DeKoster died in 2009 at the age of 93. He and his wife, Ruth, were married for nearly 68 years. They had one daughter, Leslie, and three sons, Paul, Mark and Stephen.

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Can the philosophy of evolution be combined with the teaching of the Bible?

Should Christians be relieved by the suggestion that the Christian faith can be understood in such a way that it harmonises with the convictions of evolutionary philosophy?

Is it not true that believing in theistic evolution makes our Christian witness so much more reasonable to people in the modern world?

In The Great Divide, Gerard Berghoef and Lester Dekoster confront these and other questions. They write plainly and vigorously about the issues that are at stake for the Christian faith in its encounter with secular science. They force the reader to ask: What does the Bible really say?

Gerard Berghoef and Lester DeKoster have deliberately avoided writing a technical treatise. Instead, point by point, they direct attention to the teaching of God’s word, and in the light of this challenge the theories of evolutionary philosophy and theistic evolution. If their claims are right then our own century is not only the most scientifically advanced of all time, but perhaps also the most deceived.

About the Author

Gerard Berghoef: Gerard ‘Gerry’ Berghoef (1926-2007) was the President of Widdicomb Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a long time elder in the Christian Reformed Church. The son of Jacob and Heiltje Berghoef, he was married to his wife Audrey for almost 60 years. In 1979 he founded, with Lester DeKoster, Christian’s Library Press, committed to publishing influential texts on church leadership, the vocation of work, and stewardship. With DeKoster he wrote a number of books, including The Great Divide, published by the Trust.

Lester DeKoster: After starting his career as a public school teacher, including several years at South High School, Lester DeKoster became the Director of Libraries for Calvin College and Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1951, and was a speech professor for many years. He is largely credited with assembling the world’s most comprehensive collection of materials on John Calvin and Calvinism for the college’s collection.

After retiring in 1969, he served for 10 years as editor of The Banner, weekly news magazine of the Christian Reformed Church. In 1979 he founded, with Gerard Berghoef, Christian’s Library Press, committed to publishing influential texts on church leadership, the vocation of work, and stewardship. He co-authored several books with Berghoef, including The Great Divide, published by the Trust.

DeKoster died in 2009 at the age of 93. He and his wife, Ruth, were married for nearly 68 years. They had one daughter, Leslie, and three sons, Paul, Mark and Stephen.

  • Cover Type:
  • 184 Pages
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth
  • Publication Date: July 1989
  • ISBN: SBERGHGEGREATDIVIDECHRISTIAN9780851515588