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Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth

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FOURTEEN DIFFERENT SCHOLARS ADDRESS KEY TOPICS RELATED TO THE AGE OF THE EARTH WHICH IS THE CRUCIAL ISSUE OF DEBATE IN THE CHURCH TODAY
Paperback, 450 pages
Published November 3rd 2008 by New Leaf Publishing Group (first published October 1st 2008)
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Debbie
Coming to Grips with Genesis is a collection of 14 articles discussing the different interpretations of Genesis 1-11. Though written by 14 separate scholars, there's surprisingly little overlap of material and a high consistency in quality.

It's written in a formal tone. Some articles get somewhat technical when talking about the original language, and the authors assume you know something about Hebrew grammar. However, the footnotes explain a technical point in more detail for those who don't kn
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Patrick Lacson
Excellent expositions on Genesis 1-11 written from a literal historical grammatical perspective. The author has compiled a set of very accessible essays that defend the young-earth, 6-day creation account of Genesis. As the authors from the book state, the issue is not primarily hermeneutical or theological - the issue is one of authority. Is the Bible the authority of how the world began or is science the authority?

The church has always understood Genesis 1-11 as a historical narrative the crea
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D.A. Cairns
Although not explicitly excluding laymen, Coming To Grips With Genesis was written for academics, scientists and students of theology. I am none of those but I wanted to tackle this book because I believe in its raison d'etre: what a person believes about the origin of life and its purpose largely determines how that person lives. Everyone has a worldview, and our worldview comprises a set of beliefs about the fundamental issues of existence and meaning. I am very interested in the young earth/o ...more
Brent Rosendal
A book that deals with the age of the earth. Unfortunately I found the book very dry and dealt with a lot of information defending what the church fathers and reformers thought about the issue more than dealing with the truth of Scripture. The book is comprised of essays by different scholars and as a result, some of the things seemed pretty repetitive.
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