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The Sacred Chain: How Understanding Evolution Leads to Deeper Faith

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The Sacred Chain: How Understanding Evolution Leads to Deeper Faith

By  Jim Stump
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A thought-provoking and eye-opening work by Jim Stump, Vice President at BioLogos and host of the Language of God podcast, offering a compelling argument about how evolution does not have to be at odds with faith, but can actually enrich and deepen it.

In this moving and deeply thoughtful book, Jim Stump takes readers with him on his journey to understanding evolution and reconciling it with his faith. The Sacred Chain draws on philosophy, theology, and the latest scientific research to tackle some of the biggest questions facing humanity and people of faith today, such as:

  • How can we hold the Bible as a sacred text and yet reconcile modern science with it?
  • By condensing noteworthy events in the history of our universe into one calendar week, what can we learn about God’s creative process and priorities, and where humans fit in?
  • If humans are created in the image of God, what does evolution have to teach us about our species and our place in creation?
  • What about the soul? How can we understand our transcendent qualities if the human body is the product of evolution?
  • How does evolutionary science help us understand how God might use pain and suffering for important and good purposes?
  • Does it have to be one or the other—science or religion—or is there a third way, one that not only preserves faith in the face of modern science, but leads to a stronger, more relevant, and more authentic faith?

Deeply researched and a delight to read, The Sacred Chain provides clarity in our uncertain times, revealing a bigger picture of our world and our place within it. It is a panorama consistent with the scientific findings about who we are and where we come from that can actually bolster our faith as it engages our curiosity about ourselves, our universe, and the nature of existence itself.

Jim Stump is vice president at BioLogos and host of the podcast Language of God. A former professor, he has a PhD in philosophy. He is the author of Science and Christianity: An Introduction to the Issues and a coeditor of Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design; How I Changed My Mind About Evolution; and The Black­well Companion to Science and Christianity. He lives in Goshen, Indiana.

ISBN: 9780063350946

ISBN-10: 9780063350946

Publisher: HarperOne

Publication Date: 04/02/2024 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/02/2024 - 12:00am

Pages: 272

Language: English


Religion / Religion & Science

Science / Life Sciences / Evolution

Philosophy / Religious

Religion / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects