Much controversy surrounds the opening chapters of Genesis. They are " 'front-loaded' with all manner of vital topics," says C. John Collins, "such as God's work of creating the world and mankind; what it means to be human; why our...
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Much controversy surrounds the opening chapters of Genesis. They are " 'front-loaded' with all manner of vital topics," says C. John Collins, "such as God's work of creating the world and mankind; what it means to be human; why our present experience is so different from what we find in Genesis 2; how we come to know God and to be sure of his love."
Collins employs a literary-theological method informed by contemporary discourse analysis in order to read passages as coherent wholes. He shows how later biblical and intertestamental writers have used Genesis 1-4, and reflects on how these chapters shape a Christian worldview today.
This academically rigorous treatment of the biblical text explores the connections of the parts of Scripture and the Bible's impact on life today.
C John. Collins (Ph.D., School of Archaeology and Oriental Studies, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England)is professor of Old Testament at Covenant theological Seminary in St. Louis, and one of this generation's most skilled Bible exegetes.
He is the author of Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?: Who They Were and Why You Should Care (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011); Genesis 1-4: A Linguistic, Literary, and Theological Commentary (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2006); The God of Miracles: An Exegetical Examination of Godfds Action in the World (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2000; Leicester: Inter-Varsity, 2001) and Science and Faith: Friends or Foes? (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2003. Russian translation, 2005)
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