Review: Genesis in Space and Time; The Flow of Biblical History
Genesis in Space and Time; The Flow of Biblical History by Francis August Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A study of Genesis 1-11 - not a commentary.
Schaeffer emphasizes the flow of redemptive history at each point, doesn't get bogged down in minor detail, and rejects humanistic science or philosophy that assumes and asserts a closed uniform world system. But neither is he dogmatic about uncertain detail in Scripture as some creation scientists today can be.
An example of this is the geneologies of chapters 5 and 10. They are not given for chronology (counting the years between the flood and Babel, for instance), and shouldn't be used that way, as there are some gaps.
Written in 1972, but this would be my first and highest recommendation to any Christian looking for some supplemental study on the early chapters of Genesis.
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