Mapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything

by Gerald Rau

Downers Grove (IL): InterVarsity Press, 2012. 236 pages.

“Most books on origins are designed to defend a particular perspective, but occasionally a book comes out that offers a semi-fair analysis of different viewpoints. This book falls into that category. The focus is a comparison between six models of origins, each representing a distinctive theological and scientific worldview,” writes reviewer Timothy H. Heaton. Taking “a conciliatory approach to the creationism/evolution debate” and apparently overall sympathetic to “intelligent design,” the book “cover[s] some interesting ground that is lacking in most other treatments.”