TITLE

AUGUSTINE'S ORIGIN OF SPECIES

AUTHOR(S)
McGrath, Alister
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Christianity Today;May2009, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the approach of theologian Saint Augustine to the creation issue in the book of Genesis and the evolution theory of naturalist Charles Darwin. According to Saint Augustine, the six days of creation are not chronological but a way of categorizing God's work of creation and that God continues to develop and mold the world. He stressed that some biblical passages must not be integrated into prevailing scientific theories. Also noted is the belief of the theologian that eternity is a realm without space or time.
ACCESSION #
39460122

Tags: AUGUSTINE, Saint, Bishop of Hippo, 354-430;  CREATION;  BIBLE. O.T. Genesis;  EVOLUTION (Biology);  DARWIN, Charles, 1809-1882;  ETERNITY

 

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