This is part 2 of our critique of Rachel Held Evans’ book titled Inspired. For Part 1 click here. Lord willing part 2 and 3 of our series will look at chapter 1 of the book which is on “Origin Stories.”
On page 9 Rachel Held Evans stated the following concerning the Bible’s origin story in the book of Genesis:
Origin stories are rarely straightforward history. Over the years, they morph into a colorful amalgam of truth and myth, nostalgia and cautionary tale, the shades of their significance brought out by the particular light of a particular moment.
Contrary to what many of us are told, Israel’s origin stories weren’t designed to answer scientific, twenty-first-century questions about the beginning of the universe or the biological evolution of human beings, but rather were meant to answer then-pressing, ancient questions about the nature of God and God’s relationship to creation…
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