Re: For those who have the time...

gordon brown (gbrown@euclid.Colorado.EDU)
Tue, 21 Apr 1998 08:45:26 -0600 (MDT)

In `City of God' Augustine suggests that it might be impossible for humans
to imagine what the days of Genesis 1 are. He mentions the fact that
in the Genesis account measurement of solar days apparently begins on the
fourth day of creation.

Gordon Brown
Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0395

On Mon, 20 Apr 1998, jzlee wrote:

> On 4/20/98 16:50, Wendee Holtcamp said:
> >Augustine (5th century)
> I don't have much work by Irenaeus that I can think of, but I'll look at
> what I do have.
> As for Augustine, in Confessions, he provides a lengthy discourse on an
> allegorical interpretation of Genesis which is, IMHO, quite fascinating
> and edifying. I don't believe he specifically states his position on the
> length of each day, but the impression the reader is left with is that he
> doesn't buy the literal 7 X 24 creation. The book is available at most
> bookstores (and I imagine libraries), so I'd recommend getting a copy and
> giving that section a read.
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