Zamfir, Korina
June 2010
Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Theologia Catholica Latina;2010, Vol. 1, p3
Academic Journal
The article proposes an exegetical discussion of the creation accounts, addressing some of the issues used by creationism, creation science and intelligent design to claim an alleged antagonism between bible and science, particularly evolution. In the case of the priestly creation account such critical aspects concern the (mis)interpretation of the six (seven) day scheme, the understanding of the goodness of creation, the inappropriateness of using Gen 1 to defend a special, immediate, ex nihilo creation in the way creationism does. The same creation account speaks not only of the creative acts of God, but also refers to the agency of creatures. With respect to the second creation account the essay addresses the meaning of the details referring to the creation of humans, and the relation between humans and their environment.


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