A webinar lecture with Richard Clifford, SJ (Boston College). This event is co-presented by the Harvard Catholic Forum and the Lumen Christi Institute.
Modern readers fall naturally into a series of typical mistakes when interpreting the creation accounts in Genesis. Urging us to consider these texts with fresh eyes, Fr. Clifford asks: Why does Genesis 1 describe creation as a 6-day work week? Why is Genesis 2-3 set on a large farm? And if today we cannot accept some of the Biblical writers’ assumptions, how can they still instruct us?