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Reading Genesis well : navigating history, poetry, science, and truth in Genesis 1-11 / C. John Collins. [print]

By: Collins, C. John, 1954- [author]Material type: TextTextPublication details: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, (c)2018. ; ©2018 Description: 1 online resource (336 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780310598589; 0310598583Subject(s): Bible. Genesis, I-XI -- Language, style | Bible. Genesis, I-XI -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Religion and scienceGenre/Form: Electronic books. LOC classification: BS1235.52BS1235.52.C712.R433 2018Online resources: Click here to access ONLINE RESOURCE COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission: Summary: What does it mean to be a good reader of Genesis 1-11' What does it mean to take these ancient stories seriously and how does that relate to taking them literally' Can we even take any of this material seriously' Reading Genesis Wellanswers these questions and more, promoting a responsible conversation about how science and biblical faith relate by developing a rigorous approach to interpreting the Bible, especially those texts that come into play in science and faith discussions. This unique approach connects the ancient writings of Genesis 1-11 with modern science in an honest and informed way. Old Testament scholar C. John Collins appropriates literary and linguistic insights from C. S. Lewis and builds on them using ideas from modern linguistics, such as lexical semantics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics. This study helps readers to evaluate to what extent it is proper to say that the Bible writers held a "primitive" picture of the world, and what function their portrayal of the world and its contents had in shaping the community.
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What does it mean to be a good reader of Genesis 1-11' What does it mean to take these ancient stories seriously and how does that relate to taking them literally' Can we even take any of this material seriously' Reading Genesis Wellanswers these questions and more, promoting a responsible conversation about how science and biblical faith relate by developing a rigorous approach to interpreting the Bible, especially those texts that come into play in science and faith discussions. This unique approach connects the ancient writings of Genesis 1-11 with modern science in an honest and informed way. Old Testament scholar C. John Collins appropriates literary and linguistic insights from C. S. Lewis and builds on them using ideas from modern linguistics, such as lexical semantics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics. This study helps readers to evaluate to what extent it is proper to say that the Bible writers held a "primitive" picture of the world, and what function their portrayal of the world and its contents had in shaping the community.

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