Concordia Theological Monthly

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natural science, genesis, scientific, theological solution, creation, luther, alexandria, aristotle

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


A discussion of this problem has its pitfalls. There is danger of getting lost in a maze of conflicting opinions at the very start. The moment one turns to the Genesis account, the mind is flooded with associations coming from the outside. Besides, it calls for conscious effort to keep the mind from being swayed by one or the other of the many interpretations which have been presented. But if we seek a solution of some of the many problems which arise with respect to the relation of science and Genesis, we shall have to keep close to the text. If any solution is to be found, it must come from the Scriptures and not primarily from interpretation or from expert scientific opinion. Sasse seems to think that the solution of the problem of the theological interpretation of the opening chapter of Genesis has in some instances, if not in many, consisted in merely repeating what had already been said by others.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Nehemiah 5:15;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars