Genesis 1 and the Creationism Debate
Being Honest to the Text, Its Author, and His Beliefs
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"DiMattei's book is a refreshing call both for biblical literacy and for intellectual honesty in dealing with the Bible."
--John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation, Yale Divinity School
"In an important contribution to the discussion between mainstream biblical studies and creation 'science,' DiMattei does a wonderful job of explicating the first two chapters of Genesis. He shows convincingly that although creationists claim to read this story literally, they are not reading it carefully at all."
--Marc Brettler, Bernice & Morton Lerner Professor of Judaic Studies, Duke University
"Steven DiMattei presents an important challenge to creationists by showing that they fundamentally misunderstand the very chapter of Genesis on which much of their anti-scientific views are based. Genesis 1 and the Creationism Debate is an accessible and useful book for those who seek to understand why creationism is flawed on biblical grounds."
--Hector Avalos, Professor of Religious Studies, Iowa State University