The Lost World of Adam and Eve by John H. Walton audiobook

The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate

By John H. Walton , with N. T. Wright
Read by Paul Boehmer

Tantor Audio 9780830824618

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781400121281

  • ISBN: 9781400121281

Runtime: 8.39 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

For centuries the story of Adam and Eve has resonated richly through the corridors of art, literature and theology. But for most moderns, taking it at face value is incongruous. And even for many thinking Christians today who want to take seriously the authority of Scripture, insisting on a "literal" understanding of Genesis 2–3 looks painfully like a "tear here" strip between faith and science.

How can Christians of good faith move forward? Who were the historical Adam and Eve? What if we've been reading Genesis—and its claims regarding material origins—wrong? In what cultural context was this couple, this garden, this tree, this serpent portrayed?

Following his groundbreaking Lost World of Genesis One, John Walton explores the ancient Near Eastern context of Genesis 2–3, creating space for a faithful reading of Scripture along with full engagement with science for a new way forward in the human origins debate. As a bonus, an illuminating excursus by N. T. Wright places Adam in the implied narrative of Paul's theology.

The Lost World of Adam and Eve is a must-listen book for anyone seeking to understand this foundational text historically and theologically, and wondering how to view it alongside contemporary understandings of human origins.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intelligent discussion of new ways to view the story of Adam and Eve…Intriguing.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: John H. Walton

Author Bio: John H. Walton

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. Previously he was professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for twenty years.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 8.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English