Reclaiming Genesis Paperback
The Theatre of God's Glory - Or a Scientific Story?
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Melvin Tinker argues that we should focus on the intended meaning of the text. Genesis challenges the nations surrounding Israel to a different view of the world.
For example, God has no genealogy, unlike gods of surrounding nations. 'The two great lights' are so described because the words 'sun' and 'moon' referred to regional deities.
When God rested on the seventh day, the day of contemplation of his good creation, this would have upset the Babylonians who considered seven an unlucky number. This is just the start. Genesis is pregnant with meaning and challenges to both the ancient world and the world today.
Here are the foundational themes of the Christian faith: God's mercy; human dignity and purpose; God's mission to heal the nations.
Reclaiming Genesis by Melvin Tinker was published by Lion Hudson in August 2010 and is our 430th best seller. The ISBN for Reclaiming Genesis is 9781854249975.
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Reclaiming GenesisPaul Scott, via The Good Book Stall
Genesis is a vast work that lays a groundwork for that intriguing relationship between God and creation. Melvin Tinker’s book covers the first twelve chapters, each one adopting a specific theme. It could therefore form the basis of a group discussion series. His style is clear, and he quotes freely from other writers like C S Lewis and Alister McGrath as he develops his case.
For Tinker, the motivation behind creation is God’s glory, ‘the manifestation of the infinite worth of God…’, the theatre of that glory’s expression. Creation’s pinnacle is humanity, wonderfully able to appreciate the beauty of Eden, yet also a flawed being brought low in that same garden of delight. It is the outcome of this which Tinker explores in subsequent chapters – discontent, delusion and desire, privacy versus isolation, arrogance, all things the human being can recognise. Yet it is from this unpromising beginning that the grace of God offers a way back, prefigured in the obedience of Abraham. Whilst one may not necessarily agree with the views deduced from the discussion, the former is not without merit.
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|Page last updated||29th July 2016|
|Author / Artist||Melvin Tinker|
|Publisher||Lion Hudson (August 2010)|
|Number of Pages||224|