The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, by John H. Walton.
What it says
Proposition 17 is that Resulting Theology in This View of Genesis 1 Is Stronger, Not Weaker.
Walton brings out what he considers the theological advantages of his view.
Making less of a breach between natural and supernatural means that God is not involved only at the periphery. Everything that exists is pervaded by divine influence. His view does not confine God’s creation to the past. It requires us to understand that God takes part in every cell that divides now. His view also lets us talk about purpose. Physical structures and material stuff do not necessarily carry purpose. But if creation consists in giving these things functions, then creation concerns God’s purposes. To see the natural world as a “cosmic temple” makes sacred again what secular thought has treated as profane…
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