• The Manifold Beauty of Genesis One

    The Manifold Beauty of Genesis One
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    Price: $21.99

    ISBN: 9780825445446

    Edition: October 28, 2021

    Pages: 176

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 (inch.)

    Publication date: October 28, 2021

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Academic

    Category: Theology and Religious Studies

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    The Manifold Beauty of Genesis One

    See and celebrate the multilayered grandeur conveyed by the first chapter of Genesis

    The first chapter of the Bible's first book lays the foundation for all that follows about who God is and what God is like. Our technology-age fascination with the science of origins, however, can blind us to issues of great importance that don't address our culturally conditioned questions. Instead, Genesis One itself suggests the questions and answers that are most significant to human faith and flourishing.

    Geologist Gregg Davidson and theologian Ken Turner shine a spotlight on Genesis One as theologically rich literature first and foremost, exploring the layers of meaning that showcase various aspects of God's character:
    • God as artist
    • God as farmer
    • God as "I Am"
    • God as suzerain
    • God as presence
    • God as redeemer

    Our very knowledge of God suffers when we fail to appreciate the Bible's ability to convey multilayered truth simultaneously. The Manifold Beauty of Genesis One offers readers the chance to cultivate an openness to Scripture's richness and a deeper faith in the Creator.
    Author: Gregg Davidson
    Gregg Davidson (PhD, University of Arizona) is a professor and chair of the School of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of Mississippi. His other works include Friend of Science, Friend of Faith.
    Kenneth J. Turner (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of Old Testament and biblical languages at Toccoa Falls College. His other works include The Death of Deaths in the Death of Israel.