Category Archives: The Fall

Evolutionary Inborn Evil?

Does the absence of a Fall make God responsible for human and natural evil? Does the presence of a Fall remove the criticism that God is the author of evil? Mark Harris’s book The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible … Continue reading

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Is “The Fall” Necessary?

Chapter 7 of Mark Harris’s book The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible and Science turns to the question of the Fall. In many ways this is the key question when examining the Bible and Science. Some things simply seem … Continue reading

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The Embrace of Evil

Having explored the Old Testament view of God and of the nature of humanity in chapters 3 and 4, Iain Provan (Seriously Dangerous Religion) turns to the age old problem of evil and suffering in chapter 5. If there is … Continue reading

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Cosmic Consequences?

In the post last Thursday I focused on Ch. 10, The Problem of Sin, in Tim Keller’s book The Reason for God. I found this chapter to contain many important insights and felt that it was worth serious consideration, free … Continue reading

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Origen on Origins, Adam, and Eve

The fourth chapter of Peter Bouteneff’s book Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives looks at the role the creation narrative plays in the existing works of two somewhat controversial early Christian thinkers and writers – Tertullian (around … Continue reading

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Testing Scripture on Creation and Fall

Any discussion of the interface of science and scripture will eventually come to Genesis 1-3 creation and fall. The centrality of this discussion was obvious in the comments after the post on Tuesday Pastors Unconvinced … Now What? and the … Continue reading

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The Search for the Historical Adam 9

I have been posting over the last several weeks on the recent book by C. John Collins entitled Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?: Who They Were and Why You Should Care. Dr. Collins’s  book looks at the question of … Continue reading

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