We Cannot Directly “Recruit” Ancient Theologians for Our Interpretation of Creation

In his latest book review, Dr Paul Tyson offers an insightful analysis of Andrew Brown’s book Recruiting the Ancients for the Creation Debate, discussing how it bridges the gap between pre-modern and modern thought.

Tyson’s review highlights Brown’s scholarly yet accessible examination of how ancient theologians’ insights have been misappropriated in today’s debates over creation. Tyson concisely unpacks how Brown takes readers on a journey through historical interpretations of Genesis 1, to demonstrate that neither literalist or figurative contemporary interpreters should directly “recruit” pre-nineteenth century theological giants.

Discover why Tyson sees the book as a significant contribution to understanding the complexities of the creation debate here.