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The Creator's Sabbath Rest: A Clue to Genesis 1 (12015)

The Creator's Sabbath Rest: A Clue to Genesis 1 (12015)

SKU: 12015
  • Genesis l, or the first chapter of the first book in the Bible, has now for two millennia been a chief sticking point between science and religion. That chapter will indeed remain a source of endless embarrassment for the believer as long as it is taken for a sort of scientific cosmology, inviting thereby the baneful specter of concordism. It is shown in this booklet that Genesis 1 was not meant to be such a cosmology, but a parable with a most important moral: In Genesis 1 the Creator himself is set up as a role model for observing the sabbath after his greatest work, which is the creation of all. Once seen in this light, details, which in Genesis 1 relate to the particulars of the Hebrew world picture, will not call for a comparison with the ever vaster scientific knowledge about the unfolding of the universe.

    By Fr. Stanley L. Jaki

    ISBN 1-892548-C5-4  •  32 pages  •  softcover 

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