Restoring the Ethics of Creation:
Challenging the Ethics of Evolution

Restoring the Ethics of Creation

Foreword by Dr. David Rosevear, Chairman of the Creation Science Movement

Author: Andrew Sibley
Publisher: Anno Mundi Books
Format: Paperback, 5½" x 8½", 316pp.
ISBN: 0-9543922-2-1

Summary

Andrew argues that as a result of the rise of the Darwinian faith system and belief in the certainty of technological progress and unrestrained capitalism, we have lost a proper respect for nature and humanity. Ethical standards are now based on subjective criteria where each person is able to decide his or her own conduct, often living for self in a grand struggle for survival. No more is seen the providential God who offers blessing and grace to mankind, nor the divine Sovereign who requires people to live in partnership with his will and purpose.

However, the Christian tradition known as Natural Theology has seen in nature the appearance of design, but more than that, it has pointed to the power, wisdom and goodness of the Designer and goes on to inform our conduct as Paul noted in Romans 1:20. This twin book approach enriches our lives, with the book of Scripture in the one hand, and the book of nature in the other, giving mankind rights, duties and a purpose in caring for one another and for creation.

If as Christians we are really concerned with ethical standards, then we must restore and develop a proper understanding of the Natural Theology tradition, both in terms of the appearance of design seen in nature, and also in terms of our response to the Creator.

Andrew has worked as a weather forecaster for a number of years, including presentation of forecasts on BBC local radio. He completed an MSc in Environmental Decision Making in 2003 with the Open University, and as a Christian he has developed a keen interest in environmental and social ethics. He is also a Council Member of the Creation Science Movement based in Portsmouth, which was founded in 1932 to challenge the ethical, theological and scientific implications that belief in evolution presents to society.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Acknowledgements 3
Chapter  1 - Building a Foundation 5
Chapter  2 - Restoring Creation as Science 26
Chapter  3 - Christian Concern and the Rise of Evolution 44
Chapter  4 - Huxley and Comte’s Religion of Science 66
Chapter  5 - Natural Theology, Rights and Duties 96
Chapter  6 - The Error of Epicurus 114
Chapter  7 - Christianity and Respect for Nature 131
Chapter  8 - Progress, Deism and the Faustian Pact 159
Chapter  9 - Humanism and the Rise of Social Darwinism 186
Chapter 10 - Restoring Theistic Christianity 217
Chapter 11 - Suffering and the Evolutionary Theodicy Problem 232
Chapter 12 - Bearing Fruit 254
Bibliography 272
Index 286