Evangelicals often read the creation account in Genesis 1 as straightforward history but I’ve been suggesting that we need to pay attention to the literary features of the text and its ancient Near Eastern background. The text is historical narrative, I affirm, but also literary and figurative. This raises three questions that we need to address.[Read more…]
The age of the earth, the creation of the universe, evolution, the historicity of Adam and a variety of topics where the Bible and science intersect have, for centuries, created friction between Scripture and science. The issues touch all parts of Scripture but the most heat is produced in the early chapters of Genesis.
Given a high view of the authority of Scripture, how can evangelicals reconcile the teachings of Gen 1-3 with the widely accepted views of science?