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Summary

J. Ligon Duncan and David W. Hall defend the 24-hour view. Hugh Ross and Gleason L. Archer support the “day-age” view. And Lee Irons and Meredith G. Kline argue for the “framework” view. This is a book you will want to read slowly and with your Bible open. Are the Genesis creation days 24 hours long? Ages of time? Or a literary framework? In The Genesis Debate, three teams of evangelicals committed to the infallibility and inerrancy of Scripture tackle this question head-on by presenting and defending their respective views in a lively, yet friendly, forum.

J. Ligon Duncan III and David W. Hall defend the view that the Genesis creation days are six, sequential days, each 24 hours long (the 24-hour view). Hugh Ross and Gleason L. Archer defend the view that the Genesis creation days are six sequential ages of time of unspecified but finite duration (the day-age view). And Lee Irons with Meredith G. Kline defend the view that the Genesis creation days are presented as normal days, but that the picture of God’s creating in six days and resting on the seventh is figurative (the Framework view).

Whether you are new to the creation-day debate or have followed it for some time, The Genesis Debate will deepen your understanding and strengthen your faith. 

For years those who affirm the Bible is without error have had differences about the days of creation. Here six able men each committed to the absolute authority of Scripture, charitably discuss those differences. Regardless of which view you hold, The Genesis Debate is a powerful read for anyone interested in the creation debate. It will make you think and deepen your faith, helping you to see that God not only made the world, and all that is in it, but that He did it by the Word of His power, and for His glory.”
R.C. Sproul, Jr.

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