Seven Days That Divide the World The Beginning According to Genesis and Science

ISBN-10: 0310492173
ISBN-13: 9780310492177
Edition: 2011
Authors: John C. Lennox
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Description: What did the writer of Genesis mean by 'the first day'? Is it a literal week or a series of time periods? If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture?In response to the continuing controversy over  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Zondervan Books
Publication date: 8/22/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 4.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

What did the writer of Genesis mean by 'the first day'? Is it a literal week or a series of time periods? If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture?In response to the continuing controversy over the interpretation of the creation narrative in Genesis, John Lennox proposes a succinct method of reading and interpreting the first chapters of Genesis without discounting either science or Scripture. With examples from history, a brief but thorough exploration of the major interpretations, and a look into the particular significance of the creation of human beings, Lennox suggests that Christians can heed modern scientific knowledge while staying faithful to the biblical narrative. He moves beyond a simple response to the controversy, insisting that Genesis teaches us far more about the God of Jesus Christ and about God's intention for creation than it does about the age of the earth. With this book, Lennox offers a careful yet accessible introduction to a scientifically-savvy, theologically-astute, and Scripturally faithful interpretation of Genesis.

Introduction
But Does It Move? A Lesson from History
But Does It Move? A Lesson about Scripture
But is it Old? The Days of Creation
Human Beings: A Special Creation?
The Message of Genesis 1
Appendices
A Brief Background to Genesis
The Cosmic Temple View
The Beginning According to Genesis and Science
Two Accounts of Creation?
Theistic Evolution and the God of the Gaps
Notes
Acknowledgements
General Index

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