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The Lost World of Genesis One

H John Walton
The Lost World of Genesis One
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The Lost World of Genesis One

H John Walton

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In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins.

^^Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and creation-evolution debates, Walton's thoughtful analysis unpacks seldom appreciated aspects of the biblical text and sets Bible-believing scientists free to investigate the question of origins.



- Publisher Here is a book that calls out to be read and discussed-widely and thoughtfully-by serious-minded Christians, inquiring scientists, high school science teachers and students. Those entrenched on either side of the creation/evolution debate owe it to themselves and others to read and consider carefully John Walton's evidence, arguments, insights and remarkable conclusions. Book jacket.

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About "The Lost World of Genesis One"

In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins.

^^Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and creation-evolution debates, Walton's thoughtful analysis unpacks seldom appreciated aspects of the biblical text and sets Bible-believing scientists free to investigate the question of origins.


- Publisher

Here is a book that calls out to be read and discussed-widely and thoughtfully-by serious-minded Christians, inquiring scientists, high school science teachers and students. Those entrenched on either side of the creation/evolution debate owe it to themselves and others to read and consider carefully John Walton's evidence, arguments, insights and remarkable conclusions. Book jacket.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

H John Walton

John H. Walton (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) teaches Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: Gods Purpose, Gods Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; A Survey of the Old Testament and Genesis (New Internation Version Application Commentary)

Table Of Contents

  • Prologue
  • Introduction
  • Proposition 1: Genesis One Is Ancient Cosmology
  • Proposition 2: Ancient Cosmology Is Function Oriented
  • Proposition 3: "create" (hebrew bara') Concerns Functions
  • Proposition 4: The Beginning State In Genesis One Is Non-functional
  • Proposition 5: Days One Through Three In Genesis 1 Establish Functions
  • Proposition 6: Days Four Through Six In Genesis 1 Install Functionaries
  • Proposition 7: Divine Rest Is In A Temple
  • Proposition 8: The Cosmos Is A Temple
  • Proposition 9: The Seven Days Of Genesis 1 Relate To The Cosmic Temple Inauguration
  • Proposition 10: The Seven Days Of Genesis 1 Do Not Concern Material Origins
  • Proposition 11: "functional Cosmic Temple" Offers Face-value Exegesis
  • Proposition 12: Other Theories Of Genesis 1 Either Go Too Far Or Not Far Enough
  • Proposition 13: The Difference Between Origin Accounts In Science And Scripture Is Metaphysical In Nature
  • Proposition 14: God's Roles As Creator And Sustainer Are Less Different Than We Have Thought
  • Proposition 15: Current Debate About Intelligent Design Ultimately Concerns Purpose
  • Proposition 16: Scientifice Explanations Of Origins Can Be Veiwed In Light Of Purpose, And If So, Are Unobjectionable
  • Proposition 17: Resulting Theology In This View Of Genesis 1 Is Stronger, Not Weaker
  • Proposition 18: Public Science Education Should Be Neutral Regarding Purpose
  • Summary And Conclusions
  • Faqs
  • Notes
  • Index

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Essential for anyone interested in the origins conversation
5 stars By Ben, Nov 21 2016
This book is a very important contribution to the origins of the earth debate, touching on big questions like "How old is the Earth?" and "What is Genesis 1 actually saying?" Walton is an expert on the culture and times of ancient Israel (see his other works), and uses this knowledge to explain clearly and succinctly the revolutionary truths in the explosive start of the Bible. I highly recommend this one.
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  • Catalogue Code 292192
  • Product Code 9780830837045
  • ISBN 0830837043
  • EAN 9780830837045
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jun 2009
  • Sales Rank #58471
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.249kg

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