Monday, December 16, 2013


In short, from the perspective of Genesis, civilization is a human accomplishment, as opposed to other ancient Near Eastern cultures in which the gods are largely responsible. In some sense, it is as though the biblical authors wanted to “demythologize” the understanding of world and civilization origins, to remove it from the realm of otherworldly origins and to place it squarely into the realm of human history.— Toward a Poetics of Genesis 1-11, page 109

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Is it a case of God washing his hands of some of our "advances"? I don't think so. I think it is a case of letting us explore the imago dei and the creativity that phrase implies!
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