Readership: Students and scholars of the Old Testament, Judaism, Christianity, creationism, evolution, and science and religion
Stephen C Barton, Reader, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University, and David Wilkinson, Principal, St. John's College, Durham University
"It's a strange world when science can be used to dismiss the Bible, or when the Bible can be used to reject science - strange because God's people have long affirmed that the world and the Bible comprise God's Two Books. The challenge, then, is how to read the pages of both faithfully and to discern in their coordinated witness the character and aims of God. For its willingness to take up this challenge, and to do so accessibly and sensibly, Reading Genesis after Darwin is a genuinely important book. In their sketches of how Genesis was read before, during, and after the days of Darwin, these authors demonstrate how people might take the natural sciences
seriously and continue to turn to Genesis 1-3 as sacred scripture." - Joel B. Green, author of Body, Soul, and Human Life: The Nature of Humanity in the Bible (2008).
Stephen C. Barton and David Wilkinson
Part 1: Engaging Again With The Scriptures
1.: 'How Should One Read The Early Chapters Of Genesis?'
2.: 'Genesis Before Darwin: Why Scripture Needed Liberating From Science'
3.: 'The Six Days Of Creation According To The Greek Fathers'
4.: . 'The Hermeneutics Of Reading Genesis After Darwin'
Richard S. Briggs
Part 2: Understanding The History
5.: 'What Difference Did Darwin Make? The Interpretation Of Genesis In The Nineteenth Century'
6.: . 'Genesis And The Scientists: Dissonance Among The Harmonizers'
John Hedley Brooke
7.: . 'Science And Religion In Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Landscape Art'
Exploring The Contemporary Relevance
8.: 'Reading Genesis 1-3 In The Light Of Modern Science'
9.: . 'All God's Creatures: Reading Genesis On Human And Non-Human Animals'
10.: . 'Evolution And Evil: The Difference Darwin Makes In Theology And Spirituality'
11.: '"Male And Female He Created Them" (Genesis 1:27): Interpreting Gender After Darwin'
Stephen C. Barton
12.: 'Propriety And Trespass: The Drama Of Eating'
Ellen F. Davis
13.: . 'The Plausibility Of Creationism: A Sociological Comment'
Index of Modern Authors