Prayson Daniel’s observation on an idea that could be a cosmological game-changer.
Subject- the material vs functional view of origins. This is an example of how systematic theology without a rich logical priority of exegetical theology can lead amiss. What was the intent of the author to the original recipients of Genesis? We dismiss this vital query to our own epistemological peril.
“Creations’ debate game changer” is my four words review of John H. Walton’s 192-paged InterVarsity Press published book The Lost World of Genesis One (2009). Noting that the Old Testament was not written to us but for us, Walton returned us to the lost and forgotten ancient Jews to whom the Testament was written to. He, thus, invites us to decipher Jewish ancient cosmology as they would have had understood it. The result, if true, is a game changer in American heating up creations-debate. It renders the whole debate not only unnecessarily but misguided in the first place.
Walton summons us to interpret ancient Jewish cosmology as they would have understood it. He wrote: “We gain nothing by bringing God’s revelation into accordance with today’s science. In contrast, it makes perfect sense that God communicated his revelation to his immediate audience in terms they understood.”(Walton 2009: 15) He invites us…
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