Vern Poythress is a highly-respected evangelical theologian and philosopher who has taught at Westminster Theological Seminary for the past 42 years, where he is professor of New Testament and Biblical Interpretation. We recently were invited by our friends at Crossway to review his latest book, Interpreting Eden: A Guide to Faithfully Reading and Understanding Genesis 1-3, and to engage him with some questions.
Reading Interpreting Eden was a delightful theo-philosophical exercise, because Poythress, in his typical manner, engages highly complex scientific, hermeneutical, and ideological issues in the highly contentious waters of Genesis 1–3 with eminently delightful prose and a grace worthy of admiration. We highly recommend this book to anyone wishing for a comprehensive exegetical, theological, and philosophical study of the opening chapters of the Bible, which also serves as a model of gracious scholarly engagement with alternate views on fundamental issues in biblical interpretation.[Read more…]