In the beginning: the opening chapters of Genesis

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Inter-Varsity Press, Nov 1, 1984 - Religion - 240 pages
"Curiosity about our beginning continues to haunt the human race. It will not call off the Quest for its origins." The opening chapters of Genesis -- important at any time -- have been the focal point of controversy for more than a century. Few topics have been so hotly debated by theologians, philosophers and scientists alike.Henri Blocher argues that our primary task is to discover what these key chapters of the Bible originally meant. Only then will we be able to unravel the knotty issues surrounding human origins.Taking into account a vast array of scholarship, Blocher provides a detailed study of creation week, the image of God, the significance of male and female, the garden covenant, the Fall, the curse and the promise of redemption. He also offers significanct theological insights into the creation-evolution debate.

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User Review  - Chaniblue -

This book will challenge your prior understanding about the creation of earth. It may challenge your belief system, give you a new look at our God in his creative role. . It is an outstanding book Read full review

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While I disagree thoroughly with Blocher's point of view (that Gen 1-3 was written as poetry, not history and thus should be seen as allegory, not literally), he certainly develops his point of view ... Read full review


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Approaching Genesis
The week of creation

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