Author Name Custance, Arthur C.
Title Evolution or Creation? Vol IV of the Doorway Papers Arthur Custance HB ED 2nd Prt
Book Condition Used: Acceptable
Jacket Condition Used: Good
Edition First Edition
Size Standard Hardcover
Publisher Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A. 1976-01-01
Seller ID 121210008
ISBN- 0310229804. This hardcover book is the SECOND PRINTING of the FIRST EDITION that was published in 1979 by the Zondervan Publishing House with 329 pages. The text contains about 150 pages with scattered underlining and notations in red pencil. The binding is sound. The dust jacket is moderately worn around the edges with a couple small closed tears. The dust jacket has several impression marks and surface scratches. The foredge has about ten small spots from a silver marker. This fourth volume of THE DOORWAY PAPERS focuses on the continuing controversy between the biblical account of Creation and the theory of evolution......Dr. Custance first examines a view of earth's early history that was being developed in the last century, only to be eclipsed by the Darwinian theory of evolution that captivated the intellectual world at the very same time. As our knowledge of the distant past increases, this older view emerges with more and more credibility, accounting for many geological phenomena otherwise inexplicable.......This volume also deals with the character of the natural world. Is nature a ruthless battleground in which the unfit — to use Darwin's term — fall prey to destruction? On the contrary, the author shows how the unfit do indeed often survive and, in fact, demonstrate qualities of self-sacrifice and cooperation that reveal another side of na-ture.......Dr. Custance also examines the religious history of man. He sets forth the theory that — contrary to evolutionary thought, which postulates a reverse process — man began as a monotheistic being whose worship degenerated into polytheism, poly-demonism, and animism.......Evolution or Creation? concludes with an investigation of man as compared with the animal kingdom. What really are the differences between Homo sapiens and God s other creatures? Is it merely a matter of degree, or is there a unique quality in man that sets him apart from all other animal forms?.....This volume sets forth Dr. Custance's thesis that evolutionary- theory is "bad as science, and worse as philosophy." It contains five papers:......The Preparation of the Earth for Man..... Primitive Monotheism and the Origin of Polytheism.....Convergence and the Origin of Man..... The Survival of the Unfit Is Man an Animal?