Evolution in the Bible

An Integral Overview of the Hebrew Scriptures

by Patricia J. Veenema MDiv. Foreword by Jon Freeman


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/30/2022

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9798765237571
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9798765237564

About the Book

How can the God of the Old Testament be the same God of the New Testament? With an evolutionary lens, there is a reasonable answer to this question. At every stage of development, we can have an inspired understanding of the Divine, but our perception will be configured by our worldview or value system.

Like transparencies on an overhead projector, in this book we overlay two valuable tools: the model of the Documentary Hypothesis and the model of Spiral Dynamics, enabling us to view the God of the Hebrew Scriptures from an Integral perspective.

This book invites you to make peace with the God of the Old Testament while honoring the ancients. It helps you release the dogma of religion and gives space for you to evolve your understanding of God and awaken to an integral acceptance of the inevitable and necessary stages of human development.


About the Author

Rev. Patricia J. Veenema, M.Div. grew up in a Bible-Based Orthodox Calvinist worldview and over years of reflection, found her way to an Integral New Thought Evolutionary perspective. Following seminary in her 50’s, after a career as a public-school teacher, while serving her first church appointment she realized that all she really wanted to do was teach. She founded New Vista Learning Center, a flourishing online spiritual school since 2015, supporting and inspiring the next generation of spiritual seekers who are on a conscientious path to awakening. She serves on the faculty at her alma mater Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute, where she is highly regarded as one who knows how to make an online learning experience a joy. She has studied Spiral Dynamics for 15 years and is certified by ValueMatch. In this her first book, Rev Pat does what all natural teachers do: when she learns something, she wants to share it.