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Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and… (edició 2011)

de John C. Lennox (Autor)

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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.… (més)
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Títol:Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science
Autors:John C. Lennox (Autor)
Informació:Zondervan (2011), 192 pages
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Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science de John C. Lennox

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A simple, succinct little book that does an excellent job of showing that the opening chapters of Genesis can legitimately be interpreted in ways that are consistent with current scientific data. For the most part, this book is not apologetic or polemical; it largely just presents different options for interpretation, thus proving that the Old Earth Creationist standpoint can be adopted without any harm to Biblical inerrancy. It's a good introduction to the subject, but further study will probably be desired by most readers who are truly interested in the Old Earth/Young Earth debate and the scriptural credence of the Old Earth view. ( )
  TheJaredFrancis | Jun 23, 2019 |
Mehrheitlich einleuchtende Argumente für die Entstehung der Welt und des Lebens als Gottes Schöpfungshandeln. Der Aufbau des Buches leuchtet etwas weniger ein. So nimmt der "Anhang", in dem überdies wichtige Themen angeschnitten werden, fast die Hälfte des Buches ein. ( )
  simplicimus | Mar 22, 2019 |
The author, John C. Lennox, is a professor of mathematics at Oxford University. I read this book for the Christian Reading Challenge based on a recommendation from a friend. My friend stated that the author would be able to prove that God created the world in 7 days. While I disagree with the author's ability to provide this proof, he certainly shot holes in the arguments of the New Atheists against creationism as well as coming up with quite a few interesting points about the Genesis Chapter 1 story.

The author begins by stating that he is a scientist who believes in both science and the Bible. He says that you can draw scientific implications from the Bible but that does not mean that the Bible is a scientific treatise from which you can deduce Isaac Newton's laws or Einstein's equations. The Bible was not intended to explain the origins of the universe in a detailed scientific language. It was intended to teach people about God.

A discussion over young earth and ancient earth creationist views is expanded upon to point out that the definition of the word "creationist" has changed over the centuries. Originally it referred to someone who believed in a creator with no implication for how the creating was done. Today, a creationist is usually referred to as someone who believes in a young earth. Also, these viewpoints are not new. They have been debated by Jewish scholars since times before Christ. Whether the 6 days in which God performed his creation were 24 hour cycles or epochs of unspecified lengths changes your perception of the age of the earth. Then there is the question of what is meant by "earth." Is it a planet, dry ground or something else? Consider whether you are interpreting the Bible from the era in which it was written or in the era in which you are currently living. That changes everything too.

All of these discussions were further expanded upon in the book. In addition, there are 5 appendices that dispute several theories of the New Atheists concerning the Genesis text. The book gets extremely scientific here, above my scope of knowledge.

The main thrust of the author's argument is that there is a way to understand Genesis 1 that doesn't compromise the authority of Scripture and at the same time take into account our increased knowledge of the universe. I thought that this was fabulous! Many of his discussions were above my ability to understand. I am not a mathematician or a scientist. I was impressed though with what he had to say.

I cannot remember a time when I was excited to read Genesis but John Lennox has made it seem important to study. He has highlighted the creation story for me in a fascinating manner. I highly recommend this book! ( )
  Violette62 | Mar 20, 2019 |
Great book, I loved his explanation on interpretation. ( )
  gottfried_leibniz | Apr 5, 2018 |
Great book, I loved his explanation on interpretation. ( )
  gottfried_leibniz | Apr 5, 2018 |
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While it is safe to say this book added little to the discussion on creation, it is, perhaps, unfair to expect such a book to move the debate largely forward. Rather, Lennox does what he sets out to do: he asks scientists to reconsider the Christian faith by showing them that there are plausible answers to how the Bible and science might comfortably coexist. And he asks young earth Christians to recognize that those who conclude, with science, that the universe is quite old, may have legitimate grounds from Scripture to do so. While biblical theologians will not find this book very helpful, Lennox's chosen audience will find it immensely so and for this his contribution is to be commended.
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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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