The Theology of Genesis
These posts are a series that looks at Genesis from a theological perspective rather than as a historical or scientific study. What can we learn from these early chapters that can help us to better understand God, humanity, sin, and the purpose of creation?
- The Theology of Genesis: An Introduction - This is the first of a series looking at the theology of Genesis. Genesis has much to teach us, irrespective of our view of its historicity.
- The Theology of Genesis: In the Beginning – Genesis 1:1-2:4 - Beyond the mechanics of creation, this first chapter of Genesis has much to teach us about God and what he did. In the beginning . . . God.
- The Theology of Genesis: The Garden of Eden – Genesis 2 - The second chapter of Genesis introduces the garden of Eden as the ideal home for humanity. And believers look forward to its restoration.
- The Theology of Genesis: Fall and Exile – Genesis 3 - The Genesis 3 tells us what happened to God's good creation. It is the story of the fall of humanity and our exile from the garden.
- The Theology of Genesis: A Downward Spiral – Genesis 4 & 5 - Genesis 4 & 5 reflect a world that is on a downward spiral. What started with the fall in the garden continued to get ever more sinful.
- The Theology of Genesis: The Great Flood – Genesis 6-9 - The story of Noah and the great flood is a well known. And it has a number of lessons to learn that we should all be able to agree on.
- The Theology of Genesis: Scattering of the Nations – Gen. 9-11 - The story of the scattering of the nations at Babel sets the scene for the beginning of God's redemptive work that culminates with Jesus' work.