As I have noted before, InterVarsity Press remains one of the key sources today making patristic and early Christian literature accessible to evangelical and other Christians who have, for some time, been “discovering” the Fathers. This month IVP has published Craig Ellert’s Early Christian Readings of Genesis One: Patristic Exegesis and Literal Interpretation (2018), 368pp.Praised in part by the venerable Orthodox scholar Andrew Louth as a “brave and much-needed book,” this new study, the publisher tells us, asks the following questions:Do the writings of the church fathers support a literalist interpretation of Genesis 1? Young earth creationists have maintained that they do.

Praise the Lord

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