Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science (Google eBook)

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Zondervan, Aug 23, 2011 - Religion - 192 pages
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What did the writer of Genesis mean by “the first day”? Is it 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? In response to the continuing controversy over the interpretation of the creation narrative in Genesis, John Lennox proposes a succinct method of reading and interpreting the first chapters of Genesis without discounting either science or 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. With this book, Lennox offers a careful yet accessible introduction to a scientifically-savvy, theologically-astute, and Scripturally faithful interpretation of Genesis.

  

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Review: Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science

User Review  - Stinger - Goodreads

This was a good read and nice summary of different Christian apologetic issues surrounding Genesis 1 and the current day scientific consensus. I love John Lennox; he has a warm, friendly, and funny personality that is easily evident in his writing. I recommend this book. Read full review

Review: Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science

User Review  - Seth Channell - Goodreads

Good summary of old earth position. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
ChapterThree BUTIS IT OLD? THEDAYS OF CREATION
ChapterFiveTHE MESSAGE OF GENESIS 1
Appendix A A BRIEF BACKGROUND TO GENESIS
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About the author (2011)

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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