Re: Geology and the Bible/Hamilton
David Campbell (email@example.com)
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.