New book: John Lennox asks, If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture?

ID-friendly Oxford math prof JohnLennox has a new book out, Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science . Can’t imagine which seven days. Blurb:

What did the writer of Genesis mean by 'the first day'? Is it a literal week or a series of time periods? If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture? In response to the continuing controversy over the interpretation of the creation narrative in Genesis, John Lennox proposes a succinct method of reading and interpreting the first chapters of Genesis without discounting either science or Scripture.

With examples from history, a brief but thorough exploration of the major interpretations, and a look into the particular significance of the creation of human beings, Lennox suggests that Christians can heed modern scientific knowledge while staying faithful to the biblical narrative. He moves beyond a simple response to the controversy, insisting that Genesis teaches us far more about the God of Jesus Christ and about God's intention for creation than it does about the age of the earth.

With this book, Lennox offers a careful yet accessible introduction to a scientifically-savvy, theologically-astute, and Scripturally faithful interpretation of Genesis.

Book seems to be doing well, and the trolls haven’t arrived yet. Alternatively, Amazon may be enforcing against noviews (in the context often marketed shamelessly as “I haven’t read it, and you shouldn’t either.”)

See also: Review: God and Stephen Hawking by John Lennox

Oxford mathematician John Lennox on the chances of life developing without a supermind to guide it

Oxford Mathematician John Lennox Weighs-In On Stephen Hawking’s Recent Claim That The Universe Came From Nothing Through The Laws Of Nature

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Denyse O'Leary is co-author of The Spiritual Brain.

One thought on “New book: John Lennox asks, If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture?

  1. I’m going to bring a PDF of the book of Genesis in Hebrew. I dont have a laptop, but smeoone else probably will. My intent is to be able to translate to the best of my ability directly from the Hebrew any passages people might be curious about, thereby bypassing Greek, archaic english, and modern english translations.

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