What is the origin of the universe? Inquiring readers will find compelling answers awaiting them in this book. Since the subject of the origin of the universe lies at the interface of science and religion, the author believes that we can get closer to the truth if we combine the unequivocal testimony of the Bible with the irrefutable evidences of science. This subject is elucidated in this profound, scholarly work, informed by scientific knowledge and biblical insight. The scientific perspective is explained in detail on the basis of the best ideas in cosmology. The biblical perspective is based on the interpretations of Genesis that are consistent both with other portions of Scripture and the best scientific evidence and thinking. An epilogue providing a masterful summary of the salient ideas in this book is also included. Author Emerson A. Cooper is a graduate of Oakwood College (B.A.), the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (M.S. in Chemistry), and Michigan State University (Ph.D.). For forty-four years he has taught chemistry at a small liberal arts Christian college.