Lost World of Genesis One Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate
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Description: 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.
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Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 6/22/2009
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
|Genesis 1 Is Ancient Cosmology|
|Ancient Cosmology Is Function Oriented|
|"Create" (Hebrew bara) Concerns Functions|
|The Beginning State in Genesis 1 Is Nonfunctional|
|Days One to Three in Genesis 1 Establish Functions|
|Days Four to Six in Genesis 1 Install Functionaries|
|Divine Rest Is in a Temple|
|The Cosmos Is a Temple|
|The Seven Days of Genesis 1 Relate to the Cosmic Temple Inauguration|
|The Seven Days of Genesis 1 Do Not Concern Material Origins|
|"Functional Cosmic Temple" Offers Face-Value Exegesis|
|Other Theories of Genesis 1 Either Go Too Far or Not Far Enough|
|The Difference Between Origin Accounts in Science and Scripture Is Metaphysical in Nature|
|God's Roles as Creator and Sustainer Are Less Different Than We Have Thought|
|Current Debate About Intelligent Design Ultimately Concerns Purpose|
|Scientific Explanations of Origins Can Be Viewed in Light of Purpose, and If So, Are Unobjectionable|
|Resulting Theology in This View of Genesis 1 Is Stronger, Not Weaker|
|Public Science Education Should Be Neutral Regarding Purpose|
|Summary and Conclusions|