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5.0 out of 5 stars
Refreshing alternative to a polarised debate, 2 April 2012
If you are like me and have both a keen interest in science and theology, especially the interaction of the two, then this book goes a great deal more in the way of unifying them than you would normally expect. The book focuses as Genesis being an account of the 'functional' creation of the world, rather than the commonly interpreted 'material' creation. Walton explains this in detail as he takes us from the historical context at the time Genesis was written to how this should affect out interpretation today. I highly recommend this book if you are perhaps baffled by the two opposing views (the literal and allegorical views), since this offers a completely new perspective. Time and time again whilst reading it I kept thinking how consistent it is with other parts of the Bible and how it just made sense.