Biblical Creationism (9)125

Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
Instructor: R. V. McCabe, Th.D., Spring 2010
Course Outline

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A study of Biblical Creationism. Emphasis will be given to God???s supernatural creation of the universe and all things therein in six successive days, the significance of the Fall to creationism, and the Noahic Flood and its extensive effects on the world.

In this course the student should
1. become acquainted with God???s direct and recent creation of the universe;
2. God???s supernatural and immediate creation of Adam and Eve;
3. the curse from the Fall and its effect on people and the physical world; and
4. the Noahic Flood and its universal and enduring effect on the world.

1. Quizzes: At the beginning of each class, a quiz over an assigned number of pages from the syllabus may be administered???60% (MDiv)/30% (ThM) of grade.

2. Critical Evaluation of Feinberg???s ???The Doctrine of Creation???: This is due on Monday, March 1???30% (MDiv)/20%.

3. Critical Book Review (ThM): This is due on Monday, April 12???20% (ThM).

4. Reading requirement: The reading assignment for this class is due on Monday, May 3???10%.

5. Short Paper (ThM): This is due on Monday, May 10???20%.

Required Reading:
1. Feinberg, John S. ???The Doctrine of Creation.??? In No One Like Him: The Doctrine of God. Foundations of Evangelical Theology. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2001, pp. 537???624???NB This chapter must be read & evaluated by Monday, March 1.

2. McCabe, Robert V. ???A Defense of Literal Days in the Creation Week,??? Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 5 (Fall 2000): 97???123.

3. Mortenson, Terry and Thane H. Ury, editors. Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2008.

4. Sarfati, Jonathan. Refuting Compromise. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2004.

5. Wise, Kurt P. ???What Science Tells Us about the Age of the Creation.??? Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 11 (Spring 2007): 4???15.