A literalist interpretation of the Genesis origin myth of the Fall is simply not compatible with proven science about the evolution of the universe and the human species. So how does a modern Christian understand the doctrines of Atonement and Original Sin that emanated from the origin myth of the Fall? Kevin Treston proposes a telling of the Christian story from the perspective of Emergence, rather than Fall, as an evolutionary faith journey. Such a story challenges the Christian church to respond creatively to the whole new world with such issues as globalisation, cyber technology, growing disparity between rich and poor, scientific consciousness, ecumenism, gender equity movements and a growing ecological crisis.
Emergence for life not fall from grace
Making sense of the Jesus story in the light of evolution
By : Kevin Treston
Pages : 134
Publisher : Morning Star Publishing
Dimensions : 152mm x 228mm
IBSN : 9781925208054