REVIEW

This is a great book for anyone looking to understand the first eleven chapters of the Book of Genesis . The author, Ernest Lucas is both a theological scholar and scientist. In the book, he addresses the problematic parts of ‘Genesis narrative’ shedding light on tradition and cultural considerations that many believers have no idea about and end up believing the only way these texts can be read and understood is through a literal interpretation of Bible passages. Lucas’ appeal is to those schooled in reason to consider what they didn’t know and think again about the world and other ways these scriptures might be understood. Like Walter Bruggerman, it seems  Lucas’ starting point owes much to early church father Origen who questioned if the process of creating the world was ever meant to be understood in the literal way some understand it today. Indeed, I’m pretty sure he references Origenin the book. A thoroughly illuminating read!!!


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