The Reading Library provides numerous creationist resources on the topics of church history, theology, grammar, ancient history, and other areas. Use the list below to select a reading category.
- Is Genesis 1–11 a Derivation from Ancient Myths? By Steve Ham. A brief discussion on the question of ancient myths and their potential relation to Genesis 1-11.
- An Examination of Augustine’s Commentaries on Genesis One and Their Implications on a Modern Theological Controversy By Tim Chaffey. An examination of Augustine's theological views, including his commentary on Genesis.
- Biblical Interpretation By Dr. Terry Mortenson. A research paper on the creation views of Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and Wesley, among others.
- Compromises and Consequences – The Genesis Account By Fred Willson, M.S. An historical theological essay discussing the consequences of adapting evolutionary theory to the Genesis creation account.
- Creatio A few good creationist apologetic works using Early Church sources by a Russian Orthodox Site
- Creationism and the Early Church By Robert I. Bradshaw. A thoughtful and very well researched book on the history of creation views by the early Church. A very useful resource.
- Genesis, Creation and Early Man Fr Seraphim Rose's massive work on the Church Fathers' views and theologies of creation.
- Influential Pastors and Theologians on the Days of Creation and the Age of the Earth By Simon Turpin. Addresses old earth positions held by several of the most current influential American pastors and theologians.
- Reference Chart: Early Church Father’s Views On Length Of Creation Days By Robert Bradshaw. Part of a larger work, this chart breaks down the views of a number of early church fathers on the topic of creation day length.
- The Big Picture By Ken Ham. A look at recent historical events that have impacted the Church's views on the creation account.
- The early church believed Genesis as written By Dr. Benno Zuiddam. A brief but helpful look at the understanding of the creation account by early church theologians. Some misconceptions are also addressed.
- Why Does the Universe Look So Old? By Dr. Albert Mohler. Presented at the 2010 Ligonier Conference, this essay reviews several key factors from the last 200 years pressuring a literal creation position.
- A commentary upon the first book of Moses, called Genesis By Simon Patrick, 1695. Patrick was appointed dean of Peterborough in 1679, and Bishop of Chichester in 1689.
- A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Genesis By James G. Murphy, 1863. Analyzes the Hebrew word-by-word. Murphy was an author and a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Assembly’s College, Belfast.
- Genesis In Space And Time By Dr. Francis Schaeffer. Challenges modern views and shows how the first eleven chapters of Genesis stand as a solid, space-time basis for answering the tough questions posed by modern man.
- Gleanings In Genesis Arthur W. Pink's commentary on the book of Genesis. In Kindle (.mobi) and ePub formats.
- A Critique of the Framework Interpretation of the Creation Account (Part 1 of 2) By Dr. Robert McCabe. Part one of a lengthy critique of the Frame Hypothesis presented in the DBTS journal.
- A Critique of the Framework Interpretation of the Creation Account (Part 2 of 2) By Dr. Robert McCabe. Part two of a lengthy critique of the Frame Hypothesis presented in the DBTS journal.
- A Critique of the Literary Framework View of the Days of Creation By Andrew S. Kulikovsky. A helpful and concise summary of grammatical and theological problems with the Framework Hypothesis view.
- Is Genesis poetry / figurative, a theological argument (polemic) and thus not history? By Dr. Don Batten, Dr. David Catchpoole, Dr. Jonathan D. Sarfati and Dr. Carl Wieland. An in-depth grammatical critique of the Framework Hypothesis.
- What’s Wrong with the Framework Hypothesis? By Dr. Tim Chaffey and Dr. Robert McCabe. A brief look at challenges facing the Framework Hypothesis view.
- What About the Gap & Ruin-Reconstruction Theories? By Ken Ham. A look at the challenges which face the Gap Theory
- A Defense Of Literal Days In The Creation Week By Dr. Robert V. McCabe. Seeks to justify a literal interpretation of creation through a grammatical study of Biblical texts. Also seeks to answer common objections.
- Did God create (bara) or make (asah) in Genesis 1? By Terry Mortenson. A look at the linguistic distinctions between the Hebrew words for "create" and "make."
- Do the Genesis Genealogies Contain Gaps? By Dr. Rick Freeman. A detailed scholarly grammatical study on the question of generational gaps in Genesis 5 and 11.
- Linguistics, Genesis, and Evolution By Dr. Charles Taylor. A linguist's look at why the language of Genesis 1 is historical narrative, rather than poetry.
- Professors: A Day Means a Day! By Ken Ham. The professors named in this article all stated that when the Hebrew word for "day" is accompanied by a number, it always refers to literal days.
- The Biblical Hebrew Creation Account: New Numbers Tell The Story By Steven W. Boyd, Ph.D. An attempt to find out if the creation account is poetry or narrative using an interesting statistical analysis of verb forms across selected Biblical texts.
- The Days Of Creation In Genesis 1: Literal “Days” Or Figurative…? By the late Gerhard F. Hasel. A scholarly grammatical review addressing the question of literal 24-hour days.
- Theistic Evolution and the Day-Age Theory By Richard Niessen. A 15-point grammatical-theological plea for literal days.
- Who Begat Whom? Closing the Gap in Genesis Genealogies By Ken Ham and Larry Pierce. A grammatical analysis of Biblical genealogies which seeks to show a correct understanding of gaps between generations.
- Creation Days and Orthodox Jewish Tradition By Paul James-Griffiths. An excellent introduction to the historical Jewish understanding of creation by the most respected Jewish scholars.
- The Myth of The Solid Heavenly Dome: Another Look at The Hebrew (RĀQÎA‘) By Randall W. Younker and Richard M. Davidson. A look at the Hebrew words and passages used by certain scholars to reconstruct the so-called Hebrew "solid dome" cosmology.
- What’s Wrong with “Progressive Creation?” By Ken Ham. Ham's take on the Progressive Creation position.
- A Review of Genesis Unbound by John Sailhamer By Andrew Kulikovsky. An address of John Sailhamer's views on the creation account.
- Christ and the Time of Creation By the late Dr. Henry Morris. A sermonesque theological essay on the significance of Jesus' view and use of the creation account.
- Evangelical Commentaries on the Days of Creation in Genesis One By Simon Turpin. This ARJ Journal article critiques six respected contemporary commentaries based on a non-literal creation account. Authors critiqued are Gordon Wenham, Victor Hamilton, Kenneth Matthews, Bruce Waltke, John Walton, and C. J. Collins.
- Evolution and the Bible By the late Dr. Henry Morris. A helpful brief examination of evolution and accomodative theories in light of Scripture.
- Genesis 1:6-31 The Six Days of Creation By Geoff Thomas. A rich sermon on Genesis covering theological, historical, and scientific topics.
- Jesus, Scripture and Error: An Implication of Theistic Evolution By Simon Turpin. This ARJ Journal article proposes that acceptance of evolutionary thought by Christians is causing some to question the truthfulness of Jesus' own words.
- Systematic Theology Texts and the Age of the Earth By Dr. Terry Mortenson. A theologically thorough yet structured scholarly defense for the YEC position. A condensed version is also available.
- Teaching the Evidence of Creation to Children By Rhonda Forlow. Brief but helpful suggestions on how to teach the creation account to children.
- The World and The Word (Psalm 19) By the late Dr. Henry Morris. A brief helpful and richly theological commentary on Psalm 19.
- What Was Adam Like? By Ken Ham. An interesting look at what Adam may have been like (e.g., did he have a navel?) using various relevant texts of Scripture.
- Young-Earth Creationist View Summarized & Defended By Dr. Terry Mortenson. A summarized condensed version of the author's more complete work defending the YEC position.