ABSTRACT: Karl Barth describes Gen 1:2 as one of the most difficult texts in the Bible. This is the text in which Gunkel discerned the chaoskampf motif at work. This paper will explore the role of Gen 1:2 for a doctrine of creation through a dialogue between Barth and Bonhoeffer on this text, examination of current work on the chaoskampf motif, and conclude with a theological reading of Gen 1:2 in the context of Gen 1:2-2:3.
A follow-up faculty lecture & discussion (details here) will take place on Thursday at 11:40am.
The Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation and the Vancouver Area Science & Religion Forum are co-sponsoring this lecture in the series entitled “Acts of Interpretation: Scripture, Theology, and Culture” sponsored by the Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, & Culture at Trinity Western University.
LOCATION: Auditorium, Northwest Building, Trinity Western University (This is #28 on the campus map. Pay parking is available nearby.)
Please note that during his visit to TWU, Dr. Bartholomew is delivering a Geneva Lecture the next evening as well.
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