From Evolution to Eden: Making Sense of Early Genesis

From Evolution to Eden: Making Sense of Early Genesis


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From Evolution to Eden: Making Sense of Early Genesis by Gregory J. Laughery, George Diepstra

Adam and Eve? Magic trees in the Garden? Was the world created in six days? Is evolution found in the Bible? Are science and the Bible at war with each other? What's it all about?

The significance of early Genesis - and how we read its narratives and their relevance for today - is currently generating a lot of questions. Discoveries from various disciplines about ourselves and the wider world are prompting an urgent need for credible methods of interpretation and ways of understanding that can engage in challenging interdisciplinary discussions.

Recognizing this need motivated scientist George Diepstra and theologian Gregory Laughery to rethink common assumptions about the nature of Genesis 1-3. What kind of text is this? In a provocative and creative manner, Laughery and Diepstra take both the biblical and scientific informers seriously, arguing for the necessity of a dialogue between them and the worlds they represent. With this innovative, rather than reactionary approach, From Evolution to Eden is dedicated to exploring where this journey might lead us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938367199
Publisher: Dr Gregory Laughery
Publication date: 02/09/2015
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements iv

Preface v

Scripture, Science and Hermeneutics 1

Interpreting Science and Scripture: Genesis 1-3 35

Sculpting in Time 61

Exploring the Possible World of Genesis 2-3 with Paul Ricoeur 87

Bibliography 116

Index 124

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SusieQ25 More than 1 year ago
This material on early Genesis is unlike any scholarship I've encountered so far, taking the literature of genesis seriously and imaginatively, while at the same time engaging the voice of current scientific understandings of the world and its origins. What results is nothing short of dynamic, challenging and liberating for a person that seeks to be a good reader of texts and the world.