This honest and balanced review of Just Genesis thrills me. I loved reading it. God bless you, owner of the blog Wading Across, who wrote on August 17:
I want to point you to a resource that I came across recently. Just Genesis, written by Alice C. Linsley. While I remain somewhat bemused and slightly skeptical of some of her conclusions, she is providing a viewpoint that, frankly, I find revolutionary – if not “problematic” – for “fundamentalist” types like me, and I actually enjoy it. She’s an anthropologist, and she’s also a strong, devout Christian from what I’ve read so far. She is putting traditional views of our early history from a Christian viewpoint on its ear. In one sense she’s destroying traditionally held beliefs, and in another sense she’s giving it stronger support and expanding it.
She is not a Young Earth Creationist, but she does not accept macro-evolution. She does believe the Flood occured, but that it was regional. She also believes that not only did Seth and Cain’s lines intermarry, but that Cain’s line survived the flood and that Shem and Ham’s lines intermarried. And on and on it goes. At the very least, she provides an interesting read that you’ll find yourself coming back to, giving you much to think about and talk about. Trust me, this is good coffee klatch discussion material! …Ahem (you know who you are)!
Related reading: Reactions to my Genesis Research; An Interesting Conversation at Amazon.com; Alice C. Linsley's Research on Genesis
Prayer: Father in Heaven, you look upon the heart and you know our yearnings. Fulfill in us that which you purpose according to your will; that we might be conformed to the perfection of Jesus your Christ, and our works found pleasing to you on the last day. Amen.