He's argued this in his other books, more fully in Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology. I pretty much agree with him; by looking for a material explanation we are missing the point of it all. We are so blinded by our materialistic outlook that we miss the spiritual and symbolic aspects of the text. Not just here, either, but throughout Scripture. I'm not advocating a return to Origen's levels of meaning (although he is usually oversimplified and misrepresented), but there is more lurking in the depths of Scripture than just material stuff.
Monday, February 10, 2020
You're missing the point