The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

Front Cover
InterVarsity Press, Aug 21, 2010 - Religion - 192 pages
26 Reviews
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. Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and creation-evolution debates, Walton's thoughtful analysis unpacks seldom appreciated aspects of the biblical text and sets Bible-believing scientists free to investigate the question of origins.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
21
4 stars
3
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
2

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - spbooks - LibraryThing

A brilliant book for anyone interested in the relationship between science and the Genesis 1 creation story in the Hebrew Bible. The idea that the first chapter of the Bible must line up with science ... Read full review

Massively Disappointed

User Review  - Daytona - Christianbook.com

I suggest you show my review to the owner of the company. I believe he or she will be surprised. John Walton discusses Genesis in terms of the language God used to address the culture at the time. And ... Read full review

Contents

I
7
II
9
III
16
IV
23
V
38
VI
47
VII
54
VIII
63
XIV
108
XV
114
XVI
119
XVII
125
XVIII
132
XIX
142
XX
152
XXI
162

IX
72
X
78
XI
87
XII
93
XIII
102
XXII
169
XXIII
174
XXIV
191
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. Previously he was professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for twenty years. Some of Walton's books include The Lost World of Adam and Eve, The Lost World of Scripture, The Lost World of Genesis One, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, The Essential Bible Companion, The NIV Application Commentary: Genesis and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament (with Victor Matthews and Mark Chavalas). Walton's ministry experience includes church classes for all age groups, high school Bible studies and adult Sunday school classes, as well as serving as a teacher for "The Bible in 90 Days." John and his wife, Kim, live in Wheaton, Illinois, and have three adult children.

Bibliographic information