Seven Days That Divide the World – Book Review

Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science by John C. Lennox

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anything from John Lennox is worth reading and possibly re-reading. Professor Lennox merges his academic rigor as a leading mathematician and scientist and his love of Jesus Christ. In this book, Lennox reframes the Genesis 1 account. I like how Lennox moves beyond the creation-evolution debate or even the mechanisms (creation ex nihilo or natural selection/ gene reductionism). The literary framework might be a better fit than a literal framework but still leaves open questions on unexplained mechanisms.

At the risk of sounding like a reductionist, Lennox’s argument that it is more important to remember that 1) there is a monotheist God who set things in motion and 2) that his creation is beautiful and orderly. This is a stark contrast to the impersonal and even disorderly cosmogony of the Middle Eastern and Greek cultures.

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