PowerPoint Presentation: Athens & Jerusalem: Science-and-Religion Strategies among Interpreters of Genesis in the Modern Era

This is a talk I am due to deliver to ISCAST (Institute for the Study of Christianity in an Age of Science and Technology) at the University of NSW tomorrow night, 4/6/15. It is based on my research into interpretations of Genesis 1 down through time, with an emphasis this time on unpacking the way certain interpreters treated the relationship between scientific knowledge and Christian teaching.

Please note that the formatting of the graphics is a bit corrupted when viewed as an online PowerPoint, but it displays fine when downloaded. View with the notes showing to see my sources. If you prefer, try the PDF version:

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2 thoughts on “PowerPoint Presentation: Athens & Jerusalem: Science-and-Religion Strategies among Interpreters of Genesis in the Modern Era

  1. Hey Andrew,

    Lee and I were watching a special on the Ark of the Covenant and its location the other night (I think it was called Treasures Decoded) and I was wondering you thoughts on where it is?

    Have a great day.

    God bless, Jim

    Sent from my iPad

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    • Destroyed, I would say. The only mentions outside the historical books are in Psalm 132:8 and Jer 3:16, which predicts that when God works to rescue his people, the question where the ark of the covenant is will not even come to mind. Ideally, that’s where we already live. But that last verse implies that the ark is already lost even prior to 586 BC, i.e. was probably plundered in an earlier raid or ‘repurposed’ when Judah needed precious metals to pay off some empire, e.g. the Assyrians in Hezekiah’s day. So it’s a good thing it’s no longer needed!

      That is if it isn’t in a US warehouse somewhere!

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