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Genesis 1-3 Science History Theology free pdf In an area often charged with misconceptions and problems, John Thompson cuts through to the heart of the science-theology issues presented by the Genesis narrative. His clear exposition answers many of the questions thoughtful Christians feel guilty to raise that often go unanswered, while the literary approach to the text is both scholarly and evangelical. The assertion that Genesis 1-3 is neither history nor science but "sets forth in unmistakable terms certain great affirmations about God, humankind and the world" cannot be over-emphasised. This booklet should be widely read by thoughtful Christians and consulted by every preacher who seeks to expound a proper biblical view of Creation.


John Arthur Thompson was born in 1913 in Queensland, Australia. He studied science (completing a BSc and MSc) before going on to teach Physics and Chemistry at Brisbane's Anglican Church Grammar School, known then as Church of England Grammar School ('Churchie'). One of his students who was strongly influenced by John, Keith Rayner, went on to become the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, and Primate of Australia. John's Christian commitment led to theological and biblical studies and eventually a position as Director of the Australian Institute of Archaeology. He lectured in Old Testament in the Baptist Theological College, Sydney, and then completed a PhD at Cambridge on 'The Vocabulary of Covenant in the Old Testament' (1960-1963).On returning to Australia he continued lecturing at the Baptist Theological College, and following that in the Semitic (and then Middle Eastern) Studies Department at the University of Melbourne.Several years' experience at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, as an honorary Fellow of the American Schools of Oriental Research enabled him to come back to work full-time at the University of Melbourne, taking up again his love for Archaeology and Middle Eastern languages and culture. It was during this period that he gave the 1966 Tyndale Lecture which forms the text of this book. This was only one of a number of Tyndale lectures that John gave.John contributed regularly in Bible translation workshops and projects with the Bible Society's Translation Committee and Wycliffe Bible Translators. He understood the significance of translation and its associated difficulties, including the importance of cultural and literary context, having grappled with these issues frequently.His love for the Old Testament and his deep Christian faith had a profound effect on a generation of students of the Bible whom he taught in theological colleges, Bible colleges and tertiary Christian groups. John and his wife Marion gave warm personal and prayerful support and hospitality to many students.John has written numerous books and articles, the most well-known being The Bible and Archaeology (1962), Handbook of Life in Bible Times (1986), and biblical commentaries on Deuteronomy (1974), Jeremiah (1980), and I

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Author : J. THOMPSON
Publisher : Acorn Press Limited
Data Published : 01 January 2007
ISBN : 0908284691
EAN : 9780908284696
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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