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    DescriptionFrom creationism to The God Delusion, the public dialogue of science and religion either uses the early chapters of Genesis in a naive and simplistic way or rejects their relevance to contemporary questions. This is reinforced by the myth that Darwin caused a rejection of a literalistic reading of Genesis 1 and from that point most Christian theology lost any confidence in these texts. The truth is far more complex. Jewish and Christian interpretation of the early chapters of Genesis had a long a fruitful history from the earliest times. In the 19th century, many more important issues were at stake than biblical literalism, and there were many different interpretations of how the discoveries of Darwin helped or hindered the reading of the biblical text. Today, theologians are returning to the importance of Genesis as a partner in dialogue with science, gender, and environmental care. As the distinguished authors of the papers in this volume show, far from Darwin burying these ancient texts, he has liberated them to speak in new and different ways. The volume is divided into three parts. In the first, the authors explore how the scriptures themselves were interpreted before the time of Darwin. The fact that non-literal interpretations were standard in early Jewish and Christian thought is often ignored. In fact, these insightful early interpretations have much to teach us today. Part II presents essays on the real history of the Darwin controversies. Exploding the myths about this period, it is fascinating to see how Darwin was welcomed by many religious thinkers. In Part II, the authors apply the insights of Genesis post Darwin to contemporary issues today, such as: what it means to be human, questions of gender, and of evil and environmental care. The final chapter deals with the rise of creationism in its current social context.


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    Title
    Reading Genesis After Darwin
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Stephen C Barton, Edited by David Wilkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195383362
    ISBN 10: 0195383362
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    BISAC V2.8: REL006210
    B&T General Subject: 690
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    LC classification: BS651 .R37 2009
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    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVC, QRMF12, QRAM3
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    10 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Stephen Barton: Reader, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University; David Wilkinson: Principal, St. John's College, Durham University
    Table of contents
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; CONTRIBUTORS ; INTRODUCTION ; STEPHEN C. BARTON AND DAVID WILKINSON ; PART 1: ENGAGING AGAIN WITH THE SCRIPTURES ; 1. 'How Should One Read The Early Chapters Of Genesis?' ; WALTER MOBERLY ; 2. 'Genesis Before Darwin: Why Scripture Needed Liberating From Science' ; FRANCIS WATSON ; 3. 'The Six Days Of Creation According To The Greek Fathers' ; ANDREW LOUTH ; 4. . 'The Hermeneutics Of Reading Genesis After Darwin' ; RICHARD S. BRIGGS ; PART 2: UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY ; 5. 'What Difference Did Darwin Make? The Interpretation Of Genesis In The Nineteenth Century' ; JOHN ROGERSON ; 6. . 'Genesis And The Scientists: Dissonance Among The Harmonizers' ; JOHN HEDLEY BROOKE ; 7. . 'Science And Religion In Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Landscape Art' ; DAVID BROWN ; EXPLORING THE CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE ; 8. 'Reading Genesis 1-3 In The Light Of Modern Science' ; DAVID WILKINSON ; 9. . 'All God's Creatures: Reading Genesis On Human And Non-Human Animals' ; DAVID CLOUGH ; 10. . 'Evolution And Evil: The Difference Darwin Makes In Theology And Spirituality' ; JEFF ASTLEY ; 11. '"Male And Female He Created Them" (Genesis 1:27): Interpreting Gender After Darwin' ; STEPHEN C. BARTON ; 12. 'Propriety And Trespass: The Drama Of Eating' ; ELLEN F. DAVIS ; 13. . 'The Plausibility Of Creationism: A Sociological Comment' ; MATHEW GUEST ; INDEX OF MODERN AUTHORS