Title

The Genesis Creation Narratives: Through the Lenses of a Historical-Critical Perspective and the Creation/Evolution Debate

Date of Award

5-7-2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)

Department

Historical Theology

Abstract

This thesis will examine the creation narratives in three different ways. First, an examination of other ancient Near Eastern Creation accounts will be conducted. It is important to know the cultural environment in which the Genesis creations stories were written. Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Canaanite, and other creation stories bear a remarkable similarity to the Genesis creation stories.