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Evolution and the Fall This is a weird book The essays on their own vary in quality I especially like those from Smith, Middleton and Harrison , but the real issue is the lack of focus I think questions that explore the tension between evolutionary theory and the doctrine of the fall are fascinating, but not much of this book actually deals with this topic specifically It sa collection of essays relating to the intersection of science and faithgenerally, which would have been find once I readjusted my This is a weird book The essays on their own vary in quality I especially like those from Smith, Middleton and Harrison , but the real issue is the lack of focus I think questions that explore the tension between evolutionary theory and the doctrine of the fall are fascinating, but not much of this book actually deals with this topic specifically It sa collection of essays relating to the intersection of science and faithgenerally, which would have been find once I readjusted my expectations had some of those essays been stronger Overall, worth the read, butweird I wanted so much to love this book I have a lot of respect for the Colossian Forum, assembling a group philosophers to write on the doctrine of the fall in light of evolution science From the outset, the authors establish their two main parameters 1 Evolutionary science strongly shows that homo sapiens did not arrive from a single pair, but 2000 10000 individuals And 2 Religion has much to offer to the faith science dialogue, must stand on its non negotiables, and is in no way second fiddl I wanted so much to love this book I have a lot of respect for the Colossian Forum, assembling a group philosophers to write on the doctrine of the fall in light of evolution science From the outset, the authors establish their two main parameters 1 Evolutionary science strongly shows that homo sapiens did not arrive from a single pair, but 2000 10000 individuals And 2 Religion has much to offer to the faith science dialogue, must stand on its non negotiables, and is in no way second fiddle to science The book is broken into four sections Mapping the Questions, Biblical Studies and Theological Implications, Beyond Origins Cultural Implications, and Reimagining the Conversation Faithful Ways Forward Across these sections are 10 chapters, each written by a different contributer The lack of scientists is disappointing 1 Darrel Falk to 9 philosophers Some chapters are of course better than others While there is much virtue in beginning this conversation, the book suffers two weaknesses 1 It struggles with consistency Some contributors write their chapters as if they re a plug for their own work, rather than seeking to integrate the chapter into the narrative whole More problematic, chapters 45 make the case that a non literal Adam is not essential to a faithful doctrine of the Fall This is followed by chapter 6, in which the author says Paul firmly believed in a literal Adam and there is an unknowable mystery behind the character of Adam No consensus is reached, and it is very disappointing 2 Most authors are stuck in history Of the final four chapters sections 3 4 , which are nominally meant to bring the conversation to today s climate, only 1 chapter does so This chapter 7 by Brent Waters is the best chapter in the book It talks about the theology of the fall in conversation with transhumanism, and the many scientists trying to prolong life immortally The other chapters areinterested in the historical conflicts between science and faithand these have been fleshed out in many other volumes Here is an attempt to harmonise evolutionary science and biblical interpretation The result is unconvincing, as the debt is almost completely paid on the biblical side of the equation The Fall has to be re interpreted, the historicity of Adam and Eve are re scoped to mean something else other than historical reality The outcome is unsatisfactory, but that is not to deny that there are real questions to be answered.On another note, the final essays by Norman Wirzba on Maximus the Confessor, an Here is an attempt to harmonise evolutionary science and biblical interpretation The result is unconvincing, as the debt is almost completely paid on the biblical side of the equation The Fall has to be re interpreted, the historicity of Adam and Eve are re scoped to mean something else other than historical reality The outcome is unsatisfactory, but that is not to deny that there are real questions to be answered.On another note, the final essays by Norman Wirzba on Maximus the Confessor, and William T Cavanaugh on the Fall in political theory were of another character and extremely worthwhile Um dos melhores livros que li nos ltimos anos.O livro explora diversas facetas da quest o de como a ci ncia evolutiva impacta as doutrinas cl ssicas da Queda e do Pecado Original.Cada cap tulo escrito por um autor diferente, mas o livro apresenta uma coer ncia interna e concatena o impressionante. A thoroughly interesting book for those wantingtalking points on the conversation between evolution, the fall, and Christianity At times, I forgot the driving factor behind the book was the conversation between evolution and Christianity, and thought itto be a collection of essays about the human condition Certainly worth reading, if you are interested in better understanding our condition on earth after the fall Would recommend to those interested in the intersections of science A thoroughly interesting book for those wantingtalking points on the conversation between evolution, the fall, and Christianity At times, I forgot the driving factor behind the book was the conversation between evolution and Christianity, and thought itto be a collection of essays about the human condition Certainly worth reading, if you are interested in better understanding our condition on earth after the fall Would recommend to those interested in the intersections of science and religion if not, perhaps stay away This is one of those books that might have come off better if they didn t claim a specific focus The editors describe this book as an interdisciplinary look at how the doctrines of the fall and original sin are impacted if there is no historical Adam and Eve Unfortunately, that is a poor description of the project as a whole Of the ten essays only three or four of them really focus on that question The rest focus on topics without any obvious connection such as poetry and politics Granted This is one of those books that might have come off better if they didn t claim a specific focus The editors describe this book as an interdisciplinary look at how the doctrines of the fall and original sin are impacted if there is no historical Adam and Eve Unfortunately, that is a poor description of the project as a whole Of the ten essays only three or four of them really focus on that question The rest focus on topics without any obvious connection such as poetry and politics Granted, these essays are still interesting, I was nevertheless left wondering why they were included in this volume If the editors had framed the book with a broader goal, it would have been fine But as stated, I never felt like the question of how to understand the fall of man and original sin in light of evolutionary theory was successfully answered.I will note that, while not relevant to stated the goal of the book, the final essay provided a good assessment of how to approach apparent conflicts between science and religion The approach outlined in this essay was fair and balanced, allowing for both scientific and theological positions to occasionally be in need of correction depending on the details unique to a given conflict A smorgasbord of essays from various authors touching on subjects of Bible interpretation, original sin and evolution, and advice on approaching the whole subject humbly The prologue and the final essay were, in my opinion, the best pieces If the entire book was as clear and tangible as those sections, then maybe I d rate it 5 stars This was a nice piece of literature to add to the increasing body of knowledge on the Christian tradition in a society that pits modern science and faith against A smorgasbord of essays from various authors touching on subjects of Bible interpretation, original sin and evolution, and advice on approaching the whole subject humbly The prologue and the final essay were, in my opinion, the best pieces If the entire book was as clear and tangible as those sections, then maybe I d rate it 5 stars This was a nice piece of literature to add to the increasing body of knowledge on the Christian tradition in a society that pits modern science and faith against each other The chapter by Middleton which reads the story of the fall attentive to evolution is excellent and precisely what we needof strong exegesis and orthodox theology with an appreciation of what scientific knowledge may add to the story I highly recommend that chapter, but for those who have already read widely on the topic, the rest of the book comes across as a fairly shallow review from various disciplinary angles A whole book like Middleton s chapter would have been muchuseful. What does it mean for the Christian doctrine of the Fall if there was no historical Adam If humanity emerged from nonhuman primates as genetic, biological, and archaeological evidence seems to suggest then what are the implications for a Christian understanding of human origins, including the origin of sin Evolution and the Fall gathers a multidisciplinary, ecumenical team of scholars to address these difficult questions and others like them from the perspectives of biology, theology, history, Scripture, philosophy, and politicsCONTRIBUTORS William T Cavanaugh Celia Deane Drummond Darrel R Falk Joel B Green Michael Gulker Peter Harrison J Richard Middleton Aaron Riches James K A Smith Brent Waters Norman Wirzba The introduction, Chapter 1 Discussing the evidence for evolution , and James K.A Smiths essay are worth the price of the book Those sections are very well done Those essays provide the best discussions of the topic set out at the start of the book Some of the other sections are dry anddifficult to see how they relate overall to the topic I do recommend the book based on quality sections aforementioned.

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