Re: Geology and the Bible/Hamilton

David Campbell (
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 18:30:39 -0400

>In the earlier part of this century it seems to have been considered all
>right for evangelicals to believe in the death of animals before the fall
>of Adam. For example, C. I. Scofield in the notes to his widely used
>reference Bible endorses the gap theory, in which the animals of the
>original creation were destroyed by the fall of Satan.

Also the last 2/3 or so of last century. Tuomey (1848, The Geology of
South Carolina) claimed that differences between geology, with the evidence
for old earth and pre-human animal death, and theology had been resolved.
I think Buckland's tome on the issue of animal death and the Fall was also
in the 1840's. Sydney, 1866, likewise asserts that death resulting from
the Fall was solely human.

David C.