Re: Apologists and other salesmen
Thu, 31 Oct 1996 13:54:44 -0500

Glen wrote of the possible interpretation of Genesis 1-2
"... as an allegory that has _no_ scientific or historical

I have no qualifications in this area, but have followed the
discussion with interest. I need to ask what types of
history are there? It seems to me that whoever wrote the
Genesis account may not have perceived history in the way we
do in 20th century western world. As others have pointed
out "myth" does not necessarily mean fiction, but may be
another way of communicating truth. And the early chapters
certainly set the stage in terms of man's relationship to
God and creation, of his sinful state, and of the need for

Jonathan Arm
Harvard Medical School