In a publishing world where there is no shortage of books about the biblical creation account, especially from the early chapters of Genesis, add one more from P & R publishing by Old Testament Professor C. John Collins at Covenant Theological Seminary (St. Louis, MS). This book differs from many other recent books on creation: it is scholarly, incorporates recent linguistic method, engages the science and faith issue, trods through the theological heights while not neglecting serious and sustained exegetical commentary, and yet-in the end-makes some disappointing claims that have no little consequences for systematic theology. This last point is crucial since Collins views his work as explicitly theological in all its manifestations for the various loci of biblical and theological studies.
Bryan D. Estelle is a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Seminary California in Escondido. He is recently the author of Salvation through Judgment and Mercy: The Gospel According to Jonah, and editor and contributor to The Law is Not of Faith: Essays on Works and Grace in the Mosaic Covenant.
Issue: "In View Of God's Mercies" Nov./Dec. 2006 Vol. 15 No. 6 Page number(s): 33-34
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