A Book Critique of L. Russ Bush’s the Advancement: Keeping the Faith in an Evolutionary Age

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A Book Critique of L. Russ Bush’s The Advancement: Keeping the Faith In an Evolutionary Age Table of Contents IntroductiA Book Critique of L. Russ Bush’s The Advancement: Keeping the Faith In an Evolutionary Age A Paper Presented to Dr. Douglas Blount Liberty University Theological Seminary In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course 201530 SUMMER 2015 APOL 500-808 LUO by Thomas R. Sagraves (ID# L26467021) June 14, 2015 Table of Contents Introduction 3 Summary 3on 3 Summary 3 Critical Interaction 5 Conclusion 7 Bibliography 8 Introduction In the book by L. Russ Bush entitled, The Advancement: Keeping the Faith in an Evolutionary Age, the author attempts to answer one very important question. Why has the view of life and absolutes changed so drastically and so quickly within such a short period of time? With the advancement of medicine, technology, and knowledge why is the Christian finding themselves living in a world where marriage, gender, religion, sexual orientation and above all else right from wrong are all preferences and there is no absolute right or wrong when it comes to choice. This work will review Bush’s viewpoint on how relativism came about through the postmodern era in various forms and will critique the pros and cons of his work as it pertains to Christianity in relationship to apologetics to a relativistic worldview. Summary Bush begins his work by showing how the world has adopted a philosophy that has swapped reality for and illusion. He states that decisions are made off the cuff and that there are no absolute moral standards and everything is relative. Therefore, the dilemma that this creates for the Christian is grave. In Chapter One Bush focuses on how the Christian worldview parallels with the dominant worldview of today. It is in this chapter that Bush reveals a new

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