So I read Dr. Lamoureux’s Evolutionary Creation book over the weekend. Having already read a few of his articles on Biologos, I had a fairly good sense of what to expect so no major surprises. Already in the EC camp, I was most interested in his approach to hermeneutics and further expansion on the “Message-Incident principle.” I am still processing some of his arguments but feel it’s definitely a valuable contribution, particularly in exposing the flaws of scientific concordism. On the other hand, I was less convinced by his arguments for the absolute non-historicity of Genesis 1-11. I remain uncomfortable dismissing Paul’s view of a historical Adam and original sin. I suppose I still prefer to believe in a historic Adam (as a recent representative of humanity rather than sole progenitor). Just curious, for those of you who have read this book:
- Were you persuaded by his arguments that Adam never existed and therefore there was no historic fall or original sin?
- Did anything else in the book change your previously held views? (Admittedly a general question, but just wanted to generate discussion).
As an aside, I am sincerely thankful for this community and the diversity of thought among those seeking to take both scripture and science seriously.