Unformed and Unfilled: A Critique of the Gap Theory

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Master Books, 2005 - Religion - 245 pages
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Everyone's heard of it. Many believe it. Is there a 'gap in time' between the first two verses in Genesis? Does this alleged gap really represent a vast amount of time? Weston Fields' classic treatment of this subject is now being published by Master Books, and promoted by such important organisations as Answers in Genesis. In this book, Fields makes a detailed study of the gap theory, paying particular attention to the Hebrew of Genesis. His conclusion -- that this theory is not a reasonable compromise with modern evolutionary theory, but a dangerous diversion from biblical truth -- helps readers who struggle with the question of the time taken during the creation week. Was it really six days? Can Christians find a workable solution to the debate about creation and time? An important book. Features: A presentation of a variety of views espoused by Christians of all denominations; A professional, scholarly look that can be easily understood by laymen; A fascinating study of the original Hebrew text.

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Formal tone & very thorough, but good

User Review  - Debbie from ChristFocus - Christianbook.com

"Unformed and Unfilled" is a critique of the gap theory (the idea that there's a large gap in time--usually between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2--between God's original creation of the universe and a re-making ... Read full review

User Review  - Mike Babcock - Christianbook.com

So, Miko, you clearly ordered the wrong book. It sounds like this was your problem, and not the book's. Why, then, did you slam it with a half star? Not a terribly helpful review. Read full review

References to this book

The Six Days of Genesis
Paul Taylor
No preview available - 2007

About the author (2005)

A scholar of the Hebrew language and an ardent creationist, Fields recognized long ago that the gap theory was in fact bringing harm to the church. Fields divides his time between Alaska and Israel, where he does research work related to the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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