Too often, all our contemporary culture sees in Genesis 1 and 2 are problems involving Darwin, dinosaurs, and the length of days, while the Trinity is dismissed as irrational or a later imposition on the Bible. But a loss of confidence in these doctrines would be a disaster for thinking Christians. In fact, these foundational, biblical truths of the Trinity and creation are among the richest sources of insights and tools for robust and sensitive engagement with contemporary culture.
With diagrams and clear explanations both of the Bible and our contemporary world, Christopher Watkin reclaims the Trinity and creation from their cultural despisers and shows how these foundational doctrines speak into, question, and reorient some of the most important debates in today’s society.
|Publisher:||Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||17 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Christopher Watkin (MPhil, PhD, Jesus College, Cambridge) researches and writes on modern and contemporary French thought, atheism, and religion. Currently, he is a senior lecturer in French studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He blogs at christopherwatkin.com, and you can find him on Twitter @DrChrisWatkin.
Table of Contents
Foreword John M. Frame ix
1 Introduction 1
Listening to the Word
Listening to the World
The Trinity and Creation: From Embarrassment to Riches
2 Who Created? Thinking through the Trinity 14
Giving Content to the Empty Signifier "God"
What Do We Know about God before He Created the Universe?
What Difference Does It Make?
3 Thinking through the Creation of the Universe 46
Reading Note: Our Questions to the Bible and the Bibles Questions to Us
How Did God Create?
4 Thinking through the Creation of Humanity 88
"According to Their Kinds" I "In Our Image"
The Creation Mandate
"He Rested on the Seventh Day"
5 Conclusion 137
Explaining the Bible to the Culture; Explaining the Culture through the Bible
Biblical and Cultural Patterns
Beyond the Trinity and Creation
Now Over to You
Index of Scripture 165
Index of Subjects and Names 167