Tom de Bruin deposited Brian Bull and Fritz Guy. God, Sky, and Land: Genesis 1 as the Ancient Hebrews Heard It. Roseville: Adventist Forum, 2011. 190 pp. God, Land, and the Great Flood: Hearing the Story with 21st-Century Christian Ears. Roseville: Adventist Forum, 2017. 211 pp. God, Genesis, and Good News: God, the Misreading of Genesis, and the Surprisingly Good News. Roseville: Adventist Forum, 2019. 201 pp. (review) in the group Spes Christiana (journal) on Humanities Commons 2 years, 2 months ago
These three volumes, published by the Adventist Forum over eight years, tackle one of the core issues in Adventism: creation, and beyond that, how the Genesis 1‒11 origin narratives could, and should, be read in the context of our current “Gutenbergian” and post-Hubble worldview, now relying heavily on our literacy and understanding of science. That such books are needed is no news at all: many other evangelical and “Bible-believing” Christians – if not necessarily their denominations – have been addressing the science versus literal 6-day creation interface for decades, with names of international fame, such as the scientist-theologian John Polkinghorne, and Keith Ward, the former Regius Professor of Divinity in Oxford, entering the fray.