Peter Leithart

IVP Academic, 2023
By Peter Leithart

WHO: Peter Leithart, president of Theopolis Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.

HE SAYS: “Is creation capable of conveying the truth God intends to reveal?”

THE BIG IDEA: This book presents a theological interpretation of Genesis 1, looking at what it means to articulate a theology that is biblically grounded in the first chapter of the Bible.

THE PROGRESSION: Through seven chapters, the author engages with classic discussions about creation by Plato, Martin Luther and Karl Barth, embracing the challenge of talking about God and God’s first work.

“Creation is other than God, but it is glory as God is glory; it is Godlike—deified—from the beginning, destined to be fully deified in the end.”