Re: [asa] Edinburgh mtg--Alexander

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Mon Aug 27 2007 - 22:26:07 EDT

His analysis of the two basic issues with which evolution confronts theology is pretty good & I don't have much to add in that regard. It's not really necessary to divide the 2 types of "spiritual death" as he does: The "second death" can be understood as the eschatological form of the spiritual death of this world. But that is perhaps a quibble.

I don't think his arguments for Model C, over against B (the correct choice :)) are strong. This is in part because the whole notion of the imputation of "Adam's" sin to his descendants - & perhaps even to those who aren't his descendants - has serious problems. & while it is possible to speak of a "first sin," the picture that we get from Gen.3-11 is really one of a process of falling instead of an abrupt collapse.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Randy Isaac
  Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 9:49 PM
  Subject: Re: [asa] Edinburgh mtg--Alexander

  I've received about 30 replies so far and I hope more of you will respond before I share the statistics at the end of next week. Several of you wrote that you leaned toward a combination or a variation of the five models. Others indicated that it all depended on the day of the week. Obviously, this is only a snapshot and general indication of where this list is parked. A complete list of all of your views would approach infinity. Just pick whichever perspective comes closest to your thinking at the time you read it.

  Meanwhile, how about some more feedback for Denis Alexander? Any comments on the data he presents?


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