Reading Walton’s Views on Genesis, Part 4: Reworking Inerrancy

The third and final book of John Walton’s Lost World trilogy, The Lost World of Scripture (LWS), expands its scope from reading the first few chapters of Genesis to the whole Bible. Written together with New Testament (NT) specialist D. Brett Sandy, the book sets forth a more enlightened understanding of what biblical inerrancy should mean. There are … Continue reading “Reading Walton’s Views on Genesis, Part 4: Reworking Inerrancy”

Reading Walton’s Views on Genesis, Part 3: The Strange Case of Adam and Eve

In the previous post of this series, I talked about John Walton’s The Lost World of Genesis One (LWGO), where he argues for a new, innovative reading of Genesis christened the “cosmic temple inauguration” view. In this interpretation, the creation account of Genesis 1 is read as an account of functional creation rather than material creation, where God brings … Continue reading “Reading Walton’s Views on Genesis, Part 3: The Strange Case of Adam and Eve”

Reading Walton’s Views on Genesis, Part 2: The Seven Days of Creation

We shall now begin proper with the review of Walton’s views of Genesis as delineated in his book The Lost World of Genesis One. Genesis 1 as a Functional Account of Origins Walton self-styles his views as the “cosmic temple inauguration view” (CTI), but its central piece is really the interpretation of Genesis 1 as an account … Continue reading “Reading Walton’s Views on Genesis, Part 2: The Seven Days of Creation”

Reading Walton’s Views on Genesis, Part 1: My Spiritual Journey in Evolution

In the next post, I am going to talk about John Walton’s reading of Genesis, as expressed in his books The Lost World of Genesis One  and The Lost World of Adam and Eve. I plan to also read his The Lost World of Scripture at some point. Walton’s work has been heralded as a truly innovative, groundbreaking entry in the … Continue reading “Reading Walton’s Views on Genesis, Part 1: My Spiritual Journey in Evolution”