Re: asa-digest V1 #1308

Howard J. Van Till (
Fri, 20 Aug 1999 15:30:44 -0400

John Burgeson wrote:

> The [turning of water into] wine at Cana is certainly a PC intervention.
> need cite only one to make the case that all is not TE.

I don't want to intrude into the Murphy/Burgeson conversation, but I would
suggest that the 'water to wine' episode does not at all fall into the
category of 'PC intervention.'

Should not the term 'Progressive Creation intervention' apply only to the
concept of a divine act performed prior to the presence of human observers
and specifically for the purpose of actualizing a progression of new
creaturely forms (e.g. new species)? The water to wine episode has nothing
to do with either the progression of forms or the actualization of new
creaturely forms.

Once again, I think it imperative that the different types of
'intervention' be distinguished from one another and that each type be
dealt with on its own unique terms.

Howard Van Till