The mention of Genesis 1:1 in today’s academic circles, whether secular or Christian, evokes far more heated responses than one might assume in our science-saturated culture. Secular atheists are confident that the question of origins is a matter answered only by approaching the evidence through naturalistic science. There is no room for God in their conclusions. Christian intellectuals, on the other hand, are even now wrestling with this subject in the context of trying to discover harmony between science and faith, between the assured results of empirical scientific pursuits and the bedrock doctrines of biblical Christianity. Can there be harmony between the two? And if so, at what cost?

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