In the Beginning
"Curiosity about our beginning continues to haunt the human race. It will not call off the Quest for its origins."
The opening chapters of Genesis -- important at any time -- have been the focal point of controversy for more than a century. Few topics have been so hotly debated by theologians, philosophers and scientists alike.
Henri Blocher argues that our primary task is to discover what these key chapters of the Bible originally meant. Only then will we be able to unravel the knotty issues surrounding human origins.
Taking into account a vast array of scholarship, Blocher provides a detailed study of creation week, the image of God, the significance of male and female, the garden covenant, the Fall, the curse and the promise of redemption. He also offers significanct theological insights into the creation-evolution debate.
1. Approaching Genesis
2. The week of creation
3. Being, order and life
4. The image of God
5. Man and woman
6. The covenant in Eden
7. The breaking of the covenant
8. The wages of sin
9. The aftermath and the promise
Appendix: Scientific hypotheses and the beginning of Genesis
Index of biblical references