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Gene Dunbar Godbold (
Tue, 5 Nov 1996 19:15:44 -0500 (EST)


I have been having a private e-mail conversation with a gentleman who was
profoundly shocked to find that the YEC position was not that one that the
apostles taught nor the early church believed. (I exaggerate only a
little.) I was wondering if any of you erudite folks might give me some
help (off-list) with information on two topics:

1) A timeline of the YEC movement (rough). I remember it had its genesis
in the 1920s or 30s did it not, with roots in 7th Day Adventism?

2) Which particular church fathers/theologians spoke about the
non-literal interpretation of the first couple chapters of Genesis. I
believe that Augustine and Jerome did, but even with these if someone had
the book (and chapter) references off the top of their head, I would be
grateful. (I've only read the "Confessions" and I don't think it is in

Thank you for your trouble.

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