Re: Pasteur and nature of science

From: george murphy (
Date: Wed Jan 09 2002 - 10:44:24 EST

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    Moorad Alexanian wrote:

    > This may be a minor point but the creation was "good" not perfect. Moorad

            Not minor at all! The biblical story is best understood as one in
    which God creates a world that can develop toward the goal that God intends
    for it. Even in Genesis 1 the 7th day points toward the ultimate Sabbath of
    God with creation. In the eastern church humanity has been thought of as
    being created in an immature childlike state. (E.g., "The man [Adam], was
    very little, since he was an infant, and it was necessary for him to reach
    full development by growing in this way" - Irenaeus.) The western notion that
    the first humans were created "perfect" in the sense that they had great
    intelligence, physical abilities, beauty, &c, not only has no support in the
    Genesis accounts but is false to the general tendency of the biblical story.
            In other words, the biblical story is "evolutionary", or
    "developmental" if we want to avoid a loaded word. But it is NOT one of a
    creation of static perfection. & redemptoion is getting creation back on
    track toward the goal God intends for it, not a return to a perfect primordial



    George L. Murphy
    "The Science-Theology Interface"

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