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Davis Young Papers, 1960-2012 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Davis Young Papers, 1960-2012

Predominant Dates:1970-2000

ID: COLL/599

Primary Creator: Davis Young

Extent: 3.75 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level discription

Date Acquired: 05/01/2022

Subjects: Class lecture notes, Science - Study and teaching, Theology

Languages: English

Abstract

Dr. Davis Young is a professor emeritus of Calvin University who taught Geology, Geography, and Environment from 1978-2004. This collection contains correspondence, papers, reviews, lectures, and manuscripts relating to Dr. Young’s career and area of academic expertise.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains correspondence, papers, reviews, lectures, and manuscripts relating to Dr. Young’s career and area of academic expertise. It is notable in that it contains a fairly comprehensive view on Young’s thoughts and research on geology and its impact on the Christian faith including his views on evolution versus creation.

Collection Historical Note

Dr. Davis Young is a professor emeritus of Calvin University who taught Geology, Geography, and Environment from 1978-2004. He is the son of Lillian and Dr. Edward J. Young, who was a professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia from 1936 until his death in 1968.

Before teaching at Calvin, Dr. Davis Young earned his B.S.E. at Princeton University (1962), his M.S. at Pennsylvania State University (1965), and Ph.D. at Brown University (1969). He taught at New York University from 1968-1973 and at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington from 1973-1978.

Dr. Young has written and co-authored several books and publications about geology and its relationship to Christian faith.

Subject/Index Terms

Class lecture notes
Science - Study and teaching
Theology

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 7 boxes

Acquisition Source: Davis Young

Acquisition Method: Donation


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Folder 1: Thesis: Alkali Metasomatism Related to the Pinos Altos Pegmatite Body, Rio Arriba County, NM
Folder 2: Lectures/Talks: "The Age of the Earth"
Folder 3: Lectures/Talks: "The Christian Geologists"
Folder 4: Lectures/Talks: "The Christian and his Relationship to his God-Given Home, the Earth"
Folder 5: Lectures/Talks: "Conglomerate and the Church"
Folder 6: Lectures/Talks: "Creation and the Age of the Earth"
Folder 7: Lectures/Talks: "The Earth is the Lord's"
Folder 8: Lectures/Talks: "Flooding"
Folder 9: Lectures/Talks: "The Formation of Coal: A Reply"
Folder 10: Lectures/Talks: "Genesis One and the History of the Earth"
Folder 11: Lectures/Talks: Geological Evidence for Antiquity of Earth"
Folder 12: Lectures/Talks: "The Origin of Man"
Folder 13: Lectures/Talks: "Pastoral Work and Science"
Folder 14: Lectures/Talks: "Problems with Flood Theology"
Folder 15: Lectures/Talks: "The Reformed Perspective on Geology at Calvin College"
Folder 16: Lectures/Talks: "The Relationship of Natural Science to Theology"
Folder 17: Lectures/Talks: "Time"
Folder 18: Lectures/Talks: "The Truth Project and Evolution"
Folder 19: Lectures/Talks: "What do Rocks have to do with God?"
Folder 20: Lectures/Talks: "The Wisdom of God in the Range of Light" --- 1977
Folder 21: Lectures/Talks: "The Beginnings of Modern Igneous Petrology" --- 2000
Folder 22: Public Lecture: "Christianity and Science: Is there a Conflict?" --- 1990
Folder 23: Public Lecture: "The Creation of Our Father's World" --- 1987
Folder 24: Public Lecture: "Education, Genesis, and Science" --- 1989
Folder 25: Public Lecture: "Exchanging a Lie for the Truth: On Responding to Scientific Misinformation" --- 2012
Folder 26: Public Lecture: "General Problems of the Bible and Creation" --- 1990
Folder 27: Public Lecture: "Geology and Calvinism in History", "Science + Scripture: Compatible or Conflicting?", "Progressive Creation" --- 1983
Folder 28: Public Lecture: "Normal L. Bowen: Microcosm of the Geophysical Laboratory" --- 2006
Folder 29: Public Lecture: "Navajoland Geology" --- 1990
Folder 30: Public Lecture: "Stewardship of the Earth" --- 1989
Folder 31: Public Lecture: "The Wisdom of God in the Range of Light" --- 2000

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