Re: [asa] Designed Kangaroos?

From: Michael Roberts <michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk>
Date: Fri Aug 03 2007 - 15:06:39 EDT

Noting Grant's other errors he cant even get his Augustines right!

Aug d604 practiced cross-cultural mission and contextualised the Gospel for
the Angles, both acute and obtuse.

Michael
----- Original Message -----
From: "gordon brown" <gbrown@Colorado.EDU>
To: "Merv" <mrb22667@kansas.net>
Cc: "Michael Roberts" <michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk>; <asa@calvin.edu>;
"Ted Davis" <TDavis@messiah.edu>; "Peter Loose" <peterwloose@compuserve.com>
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: [asa] Designed Kangaroos?

> On Thu, 2 Aug 2007, Merv wrote:
>
>>> From "Discarded Science" by John Grant beginning p. 30 following a
>> discussion of what the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians believed.
>>
>> That these ideas were accepted is astonishing in light of the fact that
>> as you travel north or south you see different starts come out at
>> night --
>> surely navigators such as the Babylonians /must/ have noticed this
>> effect. Still, although the ancient Greeks, as we have now seen, were
>> perfectly well aware that our world was a sphere, the flat-Earth idea
>> survived. Martin Luther (1483-1546) and St. Augustine (d604) both
>> insisted the Earth had to be flat, since otherwise people living on the
>> underside wouldn't be able to witness Christ's descent on Judgment Day.
>
> I wonder which Augustine Mr. Grant had in mind. The Augustine that we
> usually think of when we hear the name died in 430. The one that died in
> 604 was, acccording to my dictionary, the first archbishop of Canterbury.
>
> Gordon Brown (ASA member)
>
>

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