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Free Evolution and the Fall reader ☆ doc 9780802873798 ò James K.A. Smith ¿ [Download] ➸ Evolution and the Fall ➿ James K.A. Smith – What does it mean for the Christian doctrine of the Fall if there was no historical Adam? If humanity emerged from nonhuman What does it mean for the Christian doctrine of the Fall if there was no historical Adam? If humanity emerged from nonhuman primates as genetic biological and archaeological evidence seems to suggest then what are the implications for a C 35 stars Some essays were meh some were really good William Cavanaugh Peter Harrison J Richard Middleton and Aaron Riches had great essays Cavanaugh had a great historical political genealogy on how modern political theory rejected the significance of the Fall in ordering and viewing the worldJ Richard Middleton had a great exegetical essay on Genesis 3Aaron Riches had a really interesting essay that had too much Latin but was really theologically meaty and yet mystical Harrison especially made it clear in his essay that there can be “good conflict” between science and faith Discerning that can be a challenge reuiring patience and humility

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Hristian understanding of human origins including the origin of sin? Evolution and the Fall gathers a multidisciplinary ecumenical team of scholars to address these difficult uestions and others like them from the perspectives of biology I wanted so much to love this book I have a lot of respect for the Colossian Forum assembling a group philosophers to write on the doctrine of the fall in light of evolution science From the outset the authors establish their two main parameters 1 Evolutionary science strongly shows that homo sapiens did not arrive from a single pair but 2000 10000 individuals And 2 Religion has much to offer to the faith science dialogue must stand on its non negotiables and is in no way second fiddle to science The book is broken into four sections Mapping the uestions Biblical Studies and Theological Implications Beyond Origins Cultural Implications and Reimagining the Conversation Faithful Ways Forward Across these sections are 10 chapters each written by a different contributer The lack of scientists is disappointing; 1 Darrel Falk to 9 philosophers Some chapters are of course better than others While there is much virtue in beginning this conversation the book suffers two weaknesses 1 It struggles with consistency Some contributors write their chapters as if they're a plug for their own work rather than seeking to integrate the chapter into the narrative whole More problematic chapters 45 make the case that a non literal Adam is not essential to a faithful doctrine of the Fall This is followed by chapter 6 in which the author says Paul firmly believed in a literal Adam and there is an unknowable mystery behind the character of Adam No consensus is reached and it is very disappointing 2 Most authors are stuck in history Of the final four chapters sections 3 4 which are nominally meant to bring the conversation to today's climate only 1 chapter does so This chapter 7 by Brent Waters is the best chapter in the book It talks about the theology of the fall in conversation with transhumanism and the many scientists trying to prolong life immortally The other chapters are interested in the historical conflicts between science and faithand these have been fleshed out in many other volumes

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Evolution and the FallTheology history Scripture philosophy and politicsCONTRIBUTORS William T Cavanaugh Celia Deane Drummond Darrel R Falk Joel B Green Michael Gulker Peter Harrison J Richard Middleton Aaron Riches James K A Smith Brent Waters Norman Wirzba ? The introduction Chapter 1 Discussing the evidence for evolution and James KA Smiths essay are worth the price of the book Those sections are very well done Those essays provide the best discussions of the topic set out at the start of the book Some of the other sections are dry and difficult to see how they relate overall to the topic I do recommend the book based on uality sections aforementioned