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The Evolution of Original Sin The doctrine of original sin, as understood today, is the result of a long and messy conversation about difficult parts of Scripture. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Oliver Crisp Adam and Original Sin: What Does the Bible Really Say? This article argues that biblical texts about the Fall do not yield the doctrine of original sin. However, there are important truths carried by the doctrine that should not be abandoned to accommodate evolution. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Brad Kramer The Gift and Rights of Being Conceived (Part 2) This Catholic essay considers the Immaculate Conception, the Incarnation, and the Eucharist to understand conception, arguing for the right of the frozen human embryo to the completion of his or her development. (Part 2 of 2) Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Francis Etheredge Do We Need an Alternative to the Traditional View of the Fall? If Genesis is not taken literally, why believe in a literal Adam and Eve? The only scriptural motivation possible is one associated with the doctrine of original sin and the related Pauline statements. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Ted Davis Paul and the Fall: The Historical/Ideal View of Romans 1 Robin Collins maintains that the primary scriptural basis for the doctrine of original sin is not Romans 5 but Romans 1:18-32. "Our bondage to sin and spiritual darkness" comes from suppressing the truth about God. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Ted Davis Zoom In, Slow Down: “Replaying” Evolution and the Fall Using the analogy of "instant-replay review" to describe the slow process of theological examination, James K. A. Smith's article suggests we carefully explore "issues of creation, evolution, human origins, and original sin" before drawing hasty conclusions. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: James K.A. Smith Paul and the Fall: What About Adam? One way to avoid the tension created by the doctrine of original sin is to understand Adam as theologically representing everyman and the original members of the evolving group of hominids that had gained moral self-consciousness. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Ted Davis The Inspiration of Scripture and the Historical/Ideal View of Original Sin If God is the ultimate author of Scripture, we'd expect it to point to truths beyond the grasp of any individual author, truths which we might not understand without the knowledge gained from modern science. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Ted Davis Evolution and the Fall Jim Stump notes that the modern evangelical doctrine of original sin and the fall "is largely a product of Augustine’s interpretation of Paul’s interpretation of Genesis 3." He considers alternative interpretations of the fall. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Biologos | Author: Jim Stump Full Text Hymns on The Fall and Original Sin Approach, My Soul, the Mercy SeatPD
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Death and Pain in the Created Order, Part 2 Was there death before the Fall? And just how did the Fall happen anyways? Some argue for a deathless paradise, some for demonic powers pre-dating the Fall, but what if the Fall affected all times? Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Keith Miller Contraception and Original Sin This Catholic article considers contraception and abortion, suggesting that human life exists first in the mind of God from all eternity. For victims of artificial contraception and abortion, this God-given life never begins or is terminated. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Terence J. Hughes, PhD Evolution and the “Original Sins” (Part 2) In this article, George Murphy asks whether we must believe in a time when humankind was completely innocent. How does evolutionary theory influence our view of original sin? Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: George Murphy Evolutionary Creationism and Atonement Theology, Part 1: Why We Need A Historical Fall This article by John Hammett discusses possible ways to reconcile belief in both evolution and the features of Genesis 1-3 that are essential for substitutionary atonement. Hammett defends belief in a historical Fall, Adam and Eve. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: John Hammett Original Sin, Atonement, and Evolution (Part 2) In this article, Tim Keller argues for the importance of a literal Adam and Eve, but he shows that there are several ways to hold that view and still believe in evolution. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Tim Keller The Serpent and the Trees: Trouble in the Garden of Eden An article by Ted Davis (part 7 in a series) that explores the creation account in Genesis as a myth that illustrates the roots of evil with symbolic characters such as the serpent. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Biologos | Author: Ted Davis
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