The early church fathers and apologists spent much time debating and debunking the prevalent pagan cosmologies of their day. Most of the cosmologies back then essentially denied that God made the world out of nothing. Of course, this debate is still going on; modern Christian theologians and philosophers are still pointing out the weaknesses and… Continue reading Creation and Cosmology in the Early Church
As I noted earlier, I've been reading through John Walton's book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. It is certainly worth reading; Walton makes a good case that we should read Genesis 1 as a text that is all about the functions of the created order. There's a lot… Continue reading Young Earth?
I've got a few flights and a short vacation in front of me, so one of the books I plan on reading is this 2009 IVP book by John Walton, The Lost World of Genesis One. Andrew said I'd appreciate it, and based on the first few paragraphs of chapter one, I think I will. … Continue reading Ancient Cosmology