Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous
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The Creator in the Courtroom: “Scopes II.” By Norman L. Geisler, with A. F. Brooke II and Mark J. Keough. Milford, MI: Mott Media, 1982. 242 pp. Paper, $5.95.
This is the complete and unabridged account of the 1981 Arkansas creation-evolution trial. Duane T. Gish, scientist and defender of Christian truth, states in the Foreword that “Geisler…was the lead witness for the creationist side and one of its most brilliant witnesses…. Professor Geisler’s account is carefully and thoroughly documented” (p. vii).
The book gives a complete collection of valuable information, in addition to accurate accounts of the events that transpired as the trial unfolded daily. This is the kind of primary source material that enables historians and researchers to reach objective conclusions about issues. It is all here, including carefully compiled newspaper accounts analyzing the reporting on the daily trial activities, drawn from all over the nation. Especially illuminating is the material in the various appendixes. One of these appendixes deals analytically with the way Christians covered the trial, and reveals startling and unfortunate facts about the inaccurate and even grossly unjust manner in which some evangelical publications dealt with the trial. This book makes fascinating reading and serves as a definitive collection of primary sources for historical analysis.
F. R. Howe
What Is Creation Science? By Henry M. Morris and Gary E. Parker. San Diego: Creation-Life Publishers, 1982. 306 pp. Paper, $7.95.
Two well-known and respected leaders in the work of creationism today collaborate in this timely and careful study of the
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creation-evolution controversy. The authors are believers in the absolute inerrancy of Scripture and competent scientists (Morris earned the Ph.D. from University of Minnesota in hydraulics and hydrology, Parker earned the Ed.D. in biology). The book is not just a rehash of former works; it is a new and thorough treatment of the scientific evidence for creation. The subjects treated relate to the life sciences and the physical sciences. The authors ably contend for a young earth/catastrophism model of origins and earth history. Thorough and careful interaction with the most recent developments within the evolutionary camp is given. Excellent charts are included throughout the book, highlighting some of the major themes. One of the appendixes gives informative answers to questions currently being raised about creation science. This book will enable readers to see the creation-evolution controversy in its proper perspective. The fact that the two authors were themselves former believ...
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