Catholicism and Evolution
“Finally, a book that tells the full story of Catholic reflections and Magisterial statements down through the centuries on issues of creation and evolution. From the meditations of the ancient Church Fathers to the statements of Popes Pelagius I and Leo XIII, there are many hidden treasures to be found here. Fr. Chaberek combines historical, philosophical, and theological scholarship in a book that is both comprehensive and engaging. This book will be an eye-opener for many, and will quickly become the standard and essential work on the subject.”
— ROBERT STACKPOLE, director, John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy
“Darwin and his contemporaries thought the cell was a simple blob of jelly, protoplasm. Modern science has discovered the exact opposite, that astoundingly sophisticated technology undergirds life. Father Michael Chaberek probes the implications of this and other surprising developments in his erudite study of Catholicism’s collision with Darwinism.”
— MICHAEL BEHE, author of Darwin’s Black Box
“Catholicism and Evolution is a tho rough exposition of the history of the debate over evolution, especially the theory’s proponents and opponents within the Catholic Church. Fr. Chaberek carefully and completely lays out the history of the controversy so that readers can form their own opinions. This book should be on the shelves of any concerned with this subject, or indeed any who would like to fully grasp the controversy’s roots in the Church.”
— ANN GAUGER, Senior Research Scientist, Biologic Institute
“In Catholicism and Evolution, Fr. Michael Chaberek surveys perennial Catholic teaching, plumbs the depths of Catholic philosophy and historical theology, and analyzes the best scientific evidence to date. In the process, he shows that certain elements of Darwinian evolution are not only incompatible with Catholic belief, but largely lacking in evidence. He shows also that despite her clear historical teaching, the contemporary Church lacks an unambiguous statement of how Catholics should understand this question. I expect this to become the definitive book on Catholicism and evolution.”
— JAY W. RICHARDS, co-author of The Privileged Planet; editor of God and Evolution
“Fr. Chaberek has done Catholics and all Christians a great service by describing the progression of the present controversy over creation, intelligent design, and theistic evolution from the Bible and early days of Christianity until today. His book will open eyes.”
— BRUCE CHAPMAN, Founding Fellow, Discovery Institute
Knowlege and Evolution
“Knowledge and Evolution: How Theology, Philosophy and Science Converge in the Question of Origins”
This book will guide you through many aspects of evolutionary theory and its implications for classic Christian faith. I show the limits of science and theology and their historical interdependance.
Chapter 1: Religion and Science
Chapter 2: Evolution and Natural Knowledge
Chapter 3: Evolution and Christianity
Three Views on Creation and Evolution
The Three Views is one of the best books explaining the differences between the three positions in creation-evolution debate present in contemporary Christianity. A must read for anyone interested in the origins debate.
Darwin's Black Box
It’s an all-time classic! This book constitutes a foundation for the theory of intelligent design. It explains why Darwinian evolution cannot produce all what we see in biology. Michael Behe challenges the Darwinian mechanism of evolution by proposing the concept of irreducibly complex organs and systems. Evolutionists have been struggling with his argument for the last twenty years. As science progresses they aren’t any closer to overcome the challenge.
Finally Stephen C. Meyer showed in detail why all currently known mechanisms of evolution fail to explain the origin of biological information in the history of life. Cambrian explosion – a paleontological event from about 540 mln years ago proves an insurmountable obstacle to adopt neo-Darwinism as scientific explanation to the orignis of new biological forms – too many appeared too suddenly. This book is a deadly thrust for Darwinian evolutionism.
The Privileged Planet
The two authors – Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards claim that our Earth is not only suitable for life (hardly anyone would deny it) but also suitable specifically for intelligent life, capable of scientific discovery and exploration of its own habitat. The Earth is the best place in the universe for intelligent beings to live and it happens that intelligent beings live there. Is it just a coincidence? The more factors need to come together to make it possible the more the idea of intelligence working in the preparation of these circumstances surfaces.
Signature in the Cell
Life from mixing warm mud and sparks? – Not anymore. In Signature in the Cell Stephen C. Meyer explains why all naturalistic explanations of the origin of life fail for scientific reasons.
Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution is a new book by Michael Behe about the inability of random genetic mutations and natural selection to produce biological novelty. The Darwinian mechanism destroys rather than builds up sophisticated biological designs. That’s why Darwin devolves.