adding newly published book from Fr Farley on Genesis
The development of modern science dates to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, so no [[ecumenical council]] has ever addressed how to integrate it with divine revelation in a coherent and consistent worldview. As a result, there is not a dogmatic treatment examining how to resolve conflicts, whether apparent or real, when scientific findings appear to contradict divine revelation. Many early fathers were happy to use the primitive science of their day to divine purposes, perhaps suggesting to modern Christians a compatibilist resolution to the question. Other fathers, however, clearly see conflicts and contradictions which they resolve in favor of their understanding of Christian revelation.
* Bouteneff, Peter, ''
Beginings: 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 teh 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 Genesis 1–3 is seen as neither a myth nor an outdated scientific account, but a poem of creation, yielding deeper meanings upon closer ponderings.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* [[Patrick Henry Reardon|Reardon, Archpriest 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 OrthodoxyToday.org, 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.
*[[Seraphim Rose|Rose, Fr Seraphim]], ''Genesis, Creation, and Early Man'' — Contains a detailed examination of Patristic
teaching related to the discussion of evolution and argues along the lines of modern creation science. '''Incompatibilist'''
*Woloschak, Gayle, ''Beauty and Unity in Creation: The evolution of life.'' (Minneapolis: Light and Life, 1996) — Primer on the relationship between evolutionary biology and Orthodoxy by a scientist. ISBN 1880971275 '''Compatibilist'''
*[[Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos|Vlachos, Hierotheos]], [http://www.parembasis.gr/0000/00_88_04.htm "Orthodox Theology and Science"] From the ''Greek Orthodox Theological Review''. Brookline: Spring 1999. Vol. 44, Iss. 1-4; pg. 131, 19 pgs. A useful introduction to the broader relationship between science and Orthodox Christianity.
*Boojamra, Dr. John, [http://www.annunciationakron.org/phyllisonest/pdf/creation.pdf "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. [http://
www.oca.org/ CHRIST- life- article.asp?SID=6&ID=148&MONTH=February&YEAR=2008 "Ex Nihilo"] Life in Christ, February 2008 #1.
*Fritts, Kevin Basil, [http://blog.kevinbasil.com/on-the-dogma-of-creation/ "On the Dogma of Creation"] The author is a contributor to this OrthodoxWiki article.
*Hallam, Fr. Gregory, [http://antiochabouna.blogspot.com/2006/02/orthodoxy-and-creationism.html "Orthodoxy and Creationism"]
*Kalomiros, Dr. Alexandre, [http://www.zephyr.gr/stjohn/sixdawn1.htm "The Six Dawns"]
*Kuraev, Fr. Deacon Andrey, [http://www.hvmla.org/library/evolution.html "Can an Orthodox Become an Evolutionist?"]
and [http://www.sullivan-county.com/id4/ort_creation.htm "Orthodoxy and Creationism"]
*Maletis, John P., [http://www.theandros.com/protozoe.html "Let There Be Light: An Orthodox Christian Theory of Human Evolution for the 21st Century"]. <i>Theandros</i> Vol. 5 No. 3.
*Metallinos, V. Rev. Prof. Dr. George, [http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/patrology/metallinos_faith_and_science.htm "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). ''[http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/creation_man_a_mileant_e.htm 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.
*Nicozisin, Fr. George, [http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/dogmatics/nicozisin_creationism.htm "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.
*Theokritoff, George, with Elizabeth Theokritoff, [http://jbburnett.com/resources/theokritoff_rose-svtq.pdf "Genesis and Creation: Towards a debate"] (PDF) — Review of Seraphim Rose, ''Genesis, Creation and Early Man: The Orthodox Christian Vision'', in ''St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly'', Volume 46, Number 2 (2002). George Theokritoff is a paleontologist and Elizabeth is a theological scholar, author and editor of ''The Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology'' (ISBN 0521683388).
*Bufeev, S. V, [http://www.creatio.orthodoxy.ru/sbornik/sbufeev_whynot_english.html "Why an Orthodox Christian cannot be an evolutionist"]
*Christensen, Fr. Damascene, [http://www.pravoslavie.ru/enarticles/060222155510 "Interview with Fr. Damascene"] Hieromonk Damascene speaks about creation with reference to patristic literature.
*Gascoigne, Fr. Serafim [http://orthodoxnorth.net/evolution_new_fundamentalism_pt_1.htm "Evolution" A New Fundamentalism"] from OrthodoxNorth.net
*[[Seraphim Rose|Rose, Fr. Seraphim]], [http://www.creatio.orthodoxy.ru/english/rose_genesis/index.html "Genesis, Creation and Early Man: The Orthodox Christian Vision"]
This page presents several chapters from Fr. Seraphim's book on creation . *[[Seraphim Rose|Rose, Fr. Seraphim]], [http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/evolution_frseraphim_kalomiros.aspx "Genesis and Early Man: The Orthodox patristic understanding"]* [ Old Believing -- Orthodoxy and Creationism] [http:// oldbelieving. wordpress. com/ 2010/05/10/orthodoxy-and -creationism/] an Orthodox blogger has compiled Patristic quotes pertaining to timelines and chronologies in the Old Testament, as well as the witness of modern Orthodox Saints and Holy Elders about evolution and Genesis * [Old Believing -- Genesis, Creation, and Early Man][http://oldbelieving.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/36/] an Orthodox blogger offers a critique of George Theokritoff's review of Fr. Seraphim Roses's ''Genesis, Creation and Early Man'', which is linked above, in the compatibilist section. * [Old Believing -- the Entire Creation was Created Incorrupt] [http://oldbelieving.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/the -entire-creation-was-created-incorrupt/] an Orthodox blogger offers a compilation of quotes demonstrating that the entire creation was created incorrupt, and not only man. * [Old Believing -- Adam and Eve were literally the first people and were created uniquely from all other creatures and subsequent people[ [http://oldbelieving. wordpress. com/2010/05/16/adam-and -eve-were-literally-the-first-people-and-were-created-uniquely-from-all-other-creatures-and-subsequent-people/] an Orthodox blogger offers a compilation of quotes demonstrating that Adam and Eve were literally the first people and that they were created in a manner unique from the rest of creation.
* [[Byzantine Creation Era]]
www. creatio.orthodoxy.ru/ english.html Creatio]. Shestodnev Orthodox Mission Center in Russia dedicated to defending creationism against evolution by reference to patristic texts.
* Pontifical Gregorian University. [http://www.evolution-rome2009.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=54&lang=en 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.