In this unique book, The Expanse of Heaven, Dr. Danny Faulkner gives an application of the biblical model of creation to the science of astronomy.
Intended as a companion book to The Created Cosmos: What the Bible Reveals About Astronomy, the new book, The Expanse of Heaven: Where Creation and Astronomy Intersect, is a comprehensive treatment of astronomy, interpreted within the biblical model of creation. It begins with a chapter on ancient cosmologies, and concludes with a chapter on modern cosmology. In between are chapters on the appearance of astronomical bodies in the sky, discussions of the moon, the earth and other planets in the solar system, the sun, the stars, our Milky Way Galaxy and other galaxies. Evolutionary theories are described and critiqued, while creationary theories are explained. Evidence for design and recent origin is presented. This unique book is intended for general reading by lay audiences, but it can be adapted as a textbook on astronomy.
- You will learn how unique the earth is in the universe
- You will see incredible design in the moon, the sun, and other astronomical bodies
- You will better understand the role of evolutionary and creationary theories in astronomy today
Table of Contents
- 1. A Historical Perspective: Ancient Cosmologies and the Bible
- 2. The Expanse of the Heavens: Observing the Sky Above
- 3. He Formed It to Be Inhabited: The Earth as a Planet
- 4. The Lesser Light to Rule the Night: The Moon, Our Nearest Neighbor
- 5. Heavenly Wanderers: Planets and Satellites of the Solar System
- 6. The Greater Light to Rule the Day: The Sun as a Star
- 7. He Calls Them All by Name: Stars and Stellar Distances
- 8. Differing From One Another in Glory: Explaining Stellar Diversity
- 9. Count the Stars, If You Are Able: The Milky Way and Other Galaxies
- 10. A Contemporary Perspective: Modern Cosmology and the Bible
- Appendix A
- Appendix B
- Appendix C
- Subject Index
- Scripture Index
The field of astronomy is overwhelming to many of us. Our minds may “glaze over” when we consider light-year distances, vast spiral galaxies, and stars as numerous as the sand grains on all the seashores of the world. Author Danny Faulkner has a special ability for giving clear explanations of such details in his teaching and writing.
Page Count: 400