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* Bouteneff, Peter, ''Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives.'' Baker Academic, 2008. Provides Scriptural and patristic background for discussions of the doctrine of creation. Bouteneff is Assistant Professor of Dogmatic Theology at [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary]]. [[Andrew Louth]] writes: "Bouteneff presents a carefully researched and scholarly reading of early Christian readings of the creation account in Genesis. What emerges is a range of interlocking insights into God's creative purpose and the human place in the cosmos. Genesis 1–3 is seen as neither a myth nor an outdated scientific account, but a poem of creation, yielding deeper meanings upon closer ponderings. Bouteneff unveils the often surprising riches of our patristic inheritance witha rare intelligence and passion." ISBN 0801032332
* Farley, Fr Lawrence, ''In the Beginning: The True Message of the Genesis Origin Stories.'' Ancient Faith Publishing, 2018. ISBN 9781944967390. '''Compatibilist'''
* [[Patrick Henry Reardon|Reardon, Fr. Patrick Henry]], ''Creation and the Patriarchal Histories: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Genesis.'' Conciliar Press, 2008. ISBN 9781888212969
:— According to the review by Fr. Hans Jacobse, editor of, the author writes that the structures of philosophical materialism (evolutionary theory and its flip-side, scientific creationism), both miss the point; that Genesis reveals that the creation is ''logo-centric'' -- it was created by the Word of God, and it is held together by the Word of God's power. The word of Scripture, then, is primarily a literary text, not history (itself a narrative) or a scientific tract.
*Boojamra, Dr. John, [ "The Orthodox Idea of Creation"] The Word, June 1999, pp.31-34 An overview of Orthodox cosmology, intended for teachers and youth leaders as a background for discussion of various educational segments related to creation. Concise and useful for a general understanding of Orthodox cosmology.
*Breck, Archpriest John V. [ "Ex Nihilo"] Life in Christ, February 2008 #1.
*Freeman, Fr Stephen, [ "Evolution, Creation, and the Hidden Cause"], [ "Creation and Evolution"], and [ "The Contradictions of Scripture"].
*Fritts, Kevin Basil, [ "On the Dogma of Creation"] The author is a contributor to this OrthodoxWiki article.
*Hallam, Fr. Gregory, [ "Orthodoxy and Creationism"]
*[[Thomas Hopko| Hopko, Fr. Thomas]], [ "Darwin and Christianity"] A series of 17 lectures on Darwin and Christianity which touches on evolution and Orthodoxy. Transcripts are available for only some of the lectures.
*Kalomiros, Dr. Alexandre, [ "The Six Dawns"]
*Kharmov, Alexander, [ "Fitting Evolution into Christian Belief: An Eastern Orthodox Approach"] International Journal of Orthodox Theology 8:1 (2017), pp. 71-105.
*Kuraev, Fr. Deacon Andrey, [ "Can an Orthodox Become an Evolutionist?"]; [ "Orthodoxy and Creationism"]
*Maletis, John P., [ "Let There Be Light: An Orthodox Christian Theory of Human Evolution for the 21st Century"]. <i>Theandros</i> Vol. 5 No. 3.
*[[George Metallinos|Metallinos]], V. Rev. Prof. Dr. George, [ "Faith and Science in Orthodox Gnosiology and Methodology"] Very briefly mentions evolution, but overall states the traditional Orthodox position of separation between divine and earthly knowledge.
*Mileant, [[Alexander (Mileant) of Buenos Aires|Bishop Alexander of Buenos Aires]] and South America (ROCOR). ''[ The Origins of the World and Mankind: An Attempt to Reconcile the Biblical Account with Scientific Discoveries]''. Transl. by Karyn and Michael Grigoriev. Ed. by Natalia Semyanko. Holy Trinity Orthodox Mission, La Canada, California, 2004.
* Metropolitan Nicholas of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, [ "An Orthodox Bishop Answers Four Questions on Science and the Theory of Evolution"] From the book ''Αν υπάρχει ζωή, θέλω να ζήσω'' (''If Life Exists, I Want To Live''). Translated by John Sanidopoulos.
*Nicozisin, Fr. George, [ "Creationism versus Evolution"]
*Smith, Allyne, [[H. Tristram Engelhardt|H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.]], Edward Hughes, and J. Henry, "Orthodoxy", in ''The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition'' (2000): 268-273.
*Bufeev, S. V, [ "Why an Orthodox Christian cannot be an evolutionist"]
*Christensen, Fr. Damascene, [ "Interview with Fr. Damascene"] Hieromonk Damascene speaks about creation with reference to patristic literature.
* Dominick, Jesse [ "A Patristic Perspective on a Crucified Mind: Fr. Seraphim Rose and the Doctrine of Creation"], A St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary M. Div. thesis conducted under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Veniamin, D. Phil., in which is discussed the theological and spiritual method of obedience of Fr. Seraphim Rose, as especially exemplified in his posthumous work "Genesis, Creation, and Early Man: The Orthodox Christian Vision." The history of Fr. Seraphim's research into the Creation/evolution debate author is reviewed, as well as his major theological points as presented through Patristic commentaries, which are compared a contributor to the works of Saints, modern elders, and modern theologians from whom Fr. Seraphim had not drawn. The influence of Fr. Seraphim's life and works, especially that on Genesis, is discussed, as well as several arguments from various Orthodox evolutioniststhis OrthodoxWiki article. * Dominick, Jesse [ Orthodoxy and Creationism], a compilation of Patristic and modern quotes about evolution and Genesis; [ Genesis, Creation, and Early Man], George and Elizabeth Theokritoff's review, linked above, with the blogger's critical comments interpolated in bold; [ The Entire Creation was Created Incorrupt], a compilation of patristic quotes; [ Adam and Eve were literally the first people and were created uniquely from all other creatures and subsequent people], a compilation of patristic quotes; [ No Plant Death Before the Fall], a compilation of Patristic quotes about the state of plants in Paradise. The author is a contributor to this OrthodoxWiki article.
*Gascoigne, Fr. Serafim [ "Evolution" A New Fundamentalism"] from
*Moss, Vladimir [ "Twelve Lectures on the Nature of Man"] Chapter 11 of this work, entitled "Created Soul or Evolving Body?" confronts the issue of evolution from a Patristic framework.
==See also==
* [[Byzantine Creation Era]]Concerning the Church's dating of the world, calculated from Old Testament texts.
==External links==
* [ CreatioShestodnev]. Shestodnev Orthodox Mission Center in Russia dedicated to defending creationism against evolution by reference to patristic texts.
* REUTERS. ''[ Russia Church wants end to Darwin school "monopoly"].'' Wed Jun 9, 2010.
* [ "Religion and Science" Is Not Just Intelligent Design vs. Evolution] and [ Creation and Holy Orthodoxy: Fundamentalism is Not Enough] by Jonathan Hayward. In both articles, the direction of the argument is neither compatibilist nor incompatibilist, but points in a direction not suggested by a compatibilist-incompatibilist axis.
* Pontifical Gregorian University. [ International Conference on "Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories": A critical appraisal 150 years after "The Origin of Species"]. Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 3-7 March 2009.
* [ ""] BioLogos is a Christian advocacy group dedicated to inviting the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as we present an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation.

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