Re: How to interpret Adam (was: Re: Kerkut)

From: Dick Fischer <>
Date: Sun Feb 15 2004 - 13:51:37 EST

Michael wrote:

>Dick Fischer wrote; What I advocate now, that Genesis 2-11 does appear to
>have historically integrity, can be substantiated. There is no other
>method of apology that will come close, because something has to be left
>out. Liberal theology, starting in 1860 with Barth, Bultmann, and so on,
>leaves out history. YEC methodology ignores science. If Bible, science,
>and history are all given full face value (I'm not saying equal value)
>then this is the method that works.
>I had a good chuckle at this as I haven't read any liberal theology
>starting in 1860 with Barth and Bultmann. My reason for that is that Barth
>and Bultmann were born in the 1880s so hadn't written anything by 1860.
>With elementary howlers like that we can safely ignore what Dick Fischer
>has to say.

Ah, so quick to criticize, that's so British of you Michael. My
understanding, puleeze correct me if I am wrong, is that Karl's ideas were
started by his father, Fritz Barth, who was a "Swiss Reformed minister and
New Testament scholar," but I don't know when he was born or when he
died. Karl, of course, is far more famous, and Bultmann wasn't around at
the time of Fritz, but was famed for further advancing the liberal method
of apology. I would suppose the absolute beginning of liberal theology
could be traced to about 1928-30. But if that is wrong, by all means feel
free to lop off my head, Michael. Be sure to use a dull, rusty axe.

Dick Fischer - Genesis Proclaimed Association
Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History
Received on Sun Feb 15 13:56:16 2004

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