Creation in Six Days:
A Defense of the Traditional Reading of Genesis One
Creation in Six Days offers an exegetical, literary, and theological defense of the traditional interpretation of the Genesis account of six-day creation. Jordans account is primarily designed to answer any approach to the text of Genesis, such as the increasingly popular Framework Hypothesis, that pits the texts literary features against its historical and narrative sense.
Beyond his exegetical critique of several prominent positions, Jordan offers a constructive reading of the early parts of Genesis and also seeks to uncover the assumptions which attract people to the Framework Interpretation and similar views. The explanation, he says, lies in the acceptance of many of the questionable assumptions of modern science on the part of most Christians today, coupled with the pervasiveness of a gnostic or nonhistorical attitude toward the Christian faith.
"This new book by James Jordan addresses with precision, charity, and biblical fidelity the strange and confusing situation amongst evangelical, Reformed scholars on the doctrine of creation."
Douglas Kelly, Reformed Theological Seminary
"Jordan defends the traditional reading of the creation account with a command of biblical theology rarely encountered. But Jordan does more. He precisely and convincingly identifies exegetical errors in opposing positions. Moreover, he reveals the subtle influences of gnosticism and false assumptions of science which are behind modern interpretations. This is an outstanding contribution."
Rev. James Bordwine, Th.D