Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Did God Create in 6 Days? Sale

I just received an e-mail from Reformation Bookstore telling me that Did God Create in 6 Days? is on sale for only $5.00 (plus shipping). It usually costs $26.95, so this is a great sale. This is perhaps the single best book on the topic on the issue of Creation I have ever read. I continually refer to it whenever the topic comes up (which, when you are studying for an M.A. in Science and Religion is rather often).

Three quick things I really appreciate about this book:

1. A solid theological and historical argument is made for 6 normal, 24-hour days of creation in Genesis 1.

2. Views opposed to the traditional 6-day view are presented by learned men who hold those views. The chapter on the Literary view is written by Jack Collins (Covenant Seminary), the chapter on the Framework view is written by Mark Ross (Erskine Seminary). In other words, the editors let the opposing views speak for themselves rather than put words in their mouths.

3. Some great research on the views of the Westminster divines is presented by David Hall, showing that any divine that commented on the length of the days of creation or the age of the earth held to a young earth or literal days view. This, to the best of my knowledge, had never been done before and undercuts the argument often used by old-earth/framework Presbyterians that the Westminster divines were being "purposefully vague."

If you don't already own a copy of Did God Create in 6 Days? I can't recommend it highly enough. If you do already own a copy, now is your chance to buy a second copy at a great price to give away. This book needs to be read!

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