The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debateby John H. Walton
Pub. Date: 05/22/2009
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
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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This book is about a new and different perspective on "what is creation?" The topic is fascinating and I enjoyed learning a new perspective. The book is written by a professor who assumes the reader has knowledge and a good understanding of various creation theories. The text is pretty complex, heady, dense, and intellectual. It might be good to have a dictionary handy. I certainly would recommend this book to anyone who wants to consider a new angle on creation (and is open to considering something different). But be ready to engage in an intellectual exercise.