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A Summary Of Robin Routledge's “Did God Create Chaos? (Other (Not Listed) Sample)


NOTE: Must Use Textbook Robert Krugler Patrick Hartin, An Introduction to the Bible.
Use encyclopedia/ dictionary
In the exercise, you are to give your opinion on the arguments made in the article.
You are to use to frequently use the first person present: I think that ... To me, this seems ... etc. etc.
You may either agree or disagree with the article or agree with some parts or disagree with others.
You can discuss whether the author explained things clearly or not.
In this assignment, you are to analyze the argument of the article you have summarized.
Since you have already summarized your article, you do not need to (and must not) resummarize your article in your assignment. Instead, you will re-hand-in the summary with the analysis. Any re-summarization will simply be crossed out and counted as blank space.
The purpose of the analysis is to solely allow you to provide your opinion on whether you think the arguments made by the author of your article are valid or not, and why. Feel free to say “I think” frequently: you do not need to use the passive voice in the third person singular. However, avoid saying “I feel” or “I believe”: scholarly analysis is about thinking not feeling or faith.
Since your summary has already focused on the arguments made, your job is half done.
Like the summaries, it should be 3–5 pages long, double spaced, and 12 pt.
You are expected to use anything I have said in class or that the textbook says. This is true for whether I or the textbook have or have not directly commented on the Bible passage you have chosen: use the principles we have discussed. Thus, be sure to read what I and the textbook have said about your chosen chapter and the book it is in.
You are also expected to do a minimal amount of research: such as consulting Biblical encyclopaedias or dictionaries, and at least one other article. Also, Wikipedia is generally good in regards to biblical studies. You may also wish to consult another article on your bibliography that seems to have contradictory views, or if the author of your article is disagreeing with another scholar, read that article.


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Title: A summary of Robin Routledge's “Did God Create Chaos? Unresolved Tension in Genesis 1:1–2.” Tyndale Bulletin 61 (2010): 69–88.

Routledge presents a critical view of God's creation which more often believers take less time to reflect and think about Gods creation. For a long time in the history of creation, the religious believers have often been fed with the biblical facts without necessarily contextualizing the facts or interpreting the facts within the settings and place of the bible. The lack of the contextualized knowledge of God's creation has often led to a series of misinterpretation of the Bible and raising a series of debates about Gods role in the creation of the universe. For instance, the believers of science find it difficult to comprehend how something could be created out of nothing. It is because of the lack of this contextualized knowledge that necessitates a critical view and analysis of the Bible with the aim of understanding the Bible within its context. Routledge has done a great deal in analyzing how chaos came into being in the universe. The author has presented some important aspects of creation and chaos and tried to interpret the existence of chaos using a different approach. There are some significant interpretations that I agree with and there are some that I do not agree with as indicated in this discussion.
In analyzing Gods myth of creation, we understand that God created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 2: 16-17, “And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” One of the most interesting questions that we should often think about is; why God could put the tree of “the knowledge of good and evil” among the other trees. The origin of sin and evil throughout the Old Testament is attributed to the eating of the fruits of this tree. Therefore, Routledge's claim is right that the failure of God to address the tension or differences between him and his creation (Adam and Eve) marked the beginning of chaos. Gods curse on the enmity between the human race and the animals is well narrated where God said that He will put enmity between the snake and the woman, between the offspring of the snake and the offspring of the woman. He further cursed on the labor pains that the woman could undergo while giving birth. Besides this, Adam and Eve are recognized as the father and mother of the universe and all that came after them was a product of their sins. The suffering that people experience is attributed to the sins that were committed by the two. Had God reconciled and addressed the differences between Adam and Eve, the snake and Him, then, the chaos experienced in the other places across the universe could not have been witnessed. However, if Adam and Eve had obeyed Gods commandments, then, the differences could not have emerged. Consequently, God could not have cursed them and no c

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