This book is about creation stories in dialogue, not only between different religious views, but also between current day scientific perspectives. International specialists, like Alan Culpepper, David Christian, John Haught, Randall Zachman, Ellen van Wolde from various disciplines are reflecting on the interface between science and religion relating questions of creation and origin. This multi-disciplinary discussion by some of the leading exponents in this field makes the book unique, not only in its depth of discussion, but also in it wide ranging interdisciplinary discussion. The point of departure of all the contributions is the prestige lecture by Alan Culpepper where he argues for bringing Biblical material into discussion with modern scientific insights relating to creation and origin.
R. Alan Culpepper is Professor of New Testament, and founding dean of McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta, USA. He has published various monographs, for instance,
Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel (1983), as well as numerous articles.
Jan G. van der Watt is Professor in New Testament at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. He published various books, like
Family of the King (2000), and edited volumes on New Testament Soteriology, Eschatology and Ethics. He is currently also editor of RBL.
Contributors are: Paul N. Anderson, David Christian, Mary L. Coloe, R. Alan Culpepper, John F. Haught, Ted Peters, Adele Reinhartz, Kurt Anders Richardson, Paul J. C.L. van der Velde, Jan G. van der Watt, Attie van Niekerk, Ellen van Wolde, Graham B. Walker Jr, Randall C. Zachman
All interested in the discussion on the relation between modern science and religious, especially Biblical, material on creation and origin, as well as those who are interested in various religious creation narratives.