How Should Christians Read Genesis? N.T. Wright
How should Christians read Genesis? Is a “literal” interpretation (whatever that means) the only way to go? (I’ve met both fundamentalist Christians AND militant atheists who would say so–they each have their reasons for that, one of them being “control,” or the ability to sit OVER a text as opposed to letting it sit over you). How can Christians reconcile these accounts with what we know from Science, and how does our worldview factor in to the discussion?
N.T. Wright is a brilliant and prolific theologian & author. I’m not sure I’m ready to agree with everything he says, but it’s worth considering. Those of you who know me know that the Science/Religion/Genesis stuff is what I’m least comfortable with when it comes to these discussions. Wright makes some points in the following clips that should make both the Christian and the skeptic pause and consider their assumptions. I’m eager to hear what you think!
These videos were produced by the BioLogos Foundation’s blog “Science & the Sacred,” which has many more resources worth investigating for these issues. The insightful “RJS” (a Christian physics prof at a major university) is facilitating a typically thoughtful conversation over at Jesus Creed. The videos are also posted there if you can’t view them here.