Reading Genesis 1-2 An Evangelical Conversation

ISBN-10: 1598568884
ISBN-13: 9781598568882
Edition: 2013
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Description: Today's evangelical community faces a multitude of questions about the creation of the cosmos and the beginning of human history, and we look to the Bible for answers. But what do we do with the stories that the book of Genesis presents to us?  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, LLC
Publication date: 6/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Today's evangelical community faces a multitude of questions about the creation of the cosmos and the beginning of human history, and we look to the Bible for answers. But what do we do with the stories that the book of Genesis presents to us? Reading Genesis 1-2: An Evangelical Conversation brings together the voices of five prominent evangelical scholars who take on the difficult interpretive questions that arise from reading the Bible's first two chapters. Richard Averbeck, Todd Beall, John Collins, Tremper Longman, and John Walton offer their perspectives in a point-counterpoint style. Reviewing and responding to each other's work, they write to honor their fellow thinkers even while they note their differences. United by their dedication to the truth while diverse in their approaches to the text, these scholars present their arguments and address their disagreements with courtesy and sophistication. Drawing on a wealth of theological, linguistic, and historical expertise, this collection is characterized by a close attention to the biblical text and a mutual respect that are often sorely lacking in discussions of origins taking place throughout the evangelical world. Book jacket.

Foreword
Contributing Authors
Publisher�s Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Five Views on Interpreting Genesis 1-2
A Literary Day, Inter-Textual, and Contextual Reading of Genesis 1-2
Four Responses to Chapter One
Reading Genesis 1-2: A Literal Approach
Four Responses to Chapter Two
Reading Genesis 1-2 with the Grain: Analogical Days
Four Responses to Chapter Three
What Genesis 1-2 Teaches (and What It Doesn't)
Four Responses to Chapter Four
Reading Genesis 1 As Ancient Cosmology
Four Responses to Chapter Five
Reading Genesis Now
Teaching Genesis 1 at a Christian College
Unresolved Major Questions: Evangelicals and Genesis 1-2
Index of Ancient Sources

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