Man’s Origin and Destiny

In his Foreword to the first (1974) edition, CSC Chairman Robert M. Metcalf wrote: “The first words of the first lecture of the first seminars held by Christian Studies Center, were those that begin Chapter I of this volume….   Nigel Lee can give us the definitive study of man…. Profound in the truth but a sheer delight for the reader — such is this treatment.”

The book was favourably reviewed.   On March 5th 1975, the Rev. Michael Schneider wrote in the Presbyterian Journal: “Age-old questions are handled in a fresh and arresting way by Dr. Nigel Lee, Scholar-in-Residence for the new Christian Studies Center of Memphis, Tenn….. Lee describes his own pilgrimage from evolutionist to creationist….   Taking the traditional Reformed view of man…, the author emphasizes his Scriptural unity and explores the meaning of the ‘image of God’ in man.  We are also shown the radically evil nature of man — how it began with a space-time fall, how rebellion spread to all Adam’s posterity, and its resulting deadly consequences.   Man’s hope is in the Messiah promised in the protevangelium of Genesis 3:15.   Throughout, Lee sees man as a prophet, priest and king, reflecting God’s likeness.   He calls for a world and life view based on the dominion charter of Genesis 1:28 and further developed throughout Scripture….   Any pastor or teacher preparing material on Genesis or on the doctrine of man will find Bible study and theology richly illustrated from Dr. Lee’s wide background reading.   A very helpful book.”