> I was wondering if anyone could recommend some books or articles by
> conservative, evangelical Christian theologians defending a NON-literal
> reading of Genesis. I'd like to get together a few good references for
> people who ask me how I can consider myself to be an evangelical Christian
> without being a young-earth creationist.
If anyone's interested, the following books and articles were recommended:
Blocher, Henri. 1984. In the Beginning: The Opening Chapters of Genesis.
Bloesch, Donald. 1978. Essentials of Evangelical Theology (2 volumes).
Harper & Row.
Bloesch, Donald. 1994. Holy Scripture: Revelation, Inspiration and
Hummel, Charles. 1986. The Galileo Connection: Resolving Conflicts Between
Science and the Bible. InterVarsity Press.
Hyers, Conrad. 1984. The Meaning of Creation: Genesis and Modern Science.
John Knox Press.
Kline, Meredith G. 1958. Because it had not rained. Westminster Theological
Journal 20, 146-157.
Kline, Meredith G. 1996. Space and time in the Genesis cosmogony.
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 48, 2-16 (This article is also
available online at http://mcgraytx.calvin.edu/ASA/PSCF3-96Kline.html).
Livingstone, David. 1987. Darwin's Forgotten Defenders: The Encounter
Between Evangelical Theology and Evolutionary Thought. Eerdmans.
Pannenberg, Wolfhart. 1993. Toward a Theology of Nature: Essays on Science
and Faith. Westminster.
Pinnock, Clark. 1984. The Scripture Principle. Harper & Row.
Ramm, Bernard. 1954. The Christian View of Science and Scripture. Eerdmans.
Ridderbos, Nicolas. 1957. Is There a Conflict Between Genesis One and Natural
Van Till, Howard, et al. 1990. Portraits of Creation: Biblical and Scientific
Perspectives on the World's Formation. Eerdmans.
Watke, Bruce. 1988. The first seven days. Christianity Today. August 12,
People also recommended articles by Gleason Archer (but gave no references)
and to look into Benjamin B. Warfield's writings (but again, no reference).
Can anyone provide references for these?
Thanks to everyone who replied!
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