Seven Days That Divide the World

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A SCIENTIFICALLY SAVVY, THEOLOGICALLY ASTUTE, SCRIPTURALLY FAITHFUL INTERPRETATION OF GENESIS

What did the writer of Genesis mean by “the first day”? Are the seven days 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?

With examples from history, a brief but thorough exploration of the major interpretations, and a look into the particular significance of ...

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Overview

A SCIENTIFICALLY SAVVY, THEOLOGICALLY ASTUTE, SCRIPTURALLY FAITHFUL INTERPRETATION OF GENESIS

What did the writer of Genesis mean by “the first day”? Are the seven days 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?

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781480556645
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 8/20/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John C. Lennox (PhD, DPhil, DSc) is Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford, Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science, and Pastoral Advisor at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He is author of God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? on the interface between science, philosophy, and theology. He lectures extensively in North America and in Eastern and Western Europe on mathematics, the philosophy of science, and the intellectual defense of Christianity, and he has publicly debated New Atheists Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. John is married to Sally; they have three grown children and four grandchildren and live near Oxford.
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