How do you understand Biblical accounts of creation, especially Genesis 1–3, in light of current trends and hypotheses of contemporary science and modern Biblical scholarship?
The question of Origins is perhaps most prominently displayed in a series of interrelated debates about creation and evolution, the existence (or non-existence) of a historical Adam, and the status of Biblical authority. In this roundtable discussion, we hope to critically reflect upon how a Christian’s faith commitment may bear upon his understanding of the theory of evolution and how, on the flip side, developments in science can shed light on Christian doctrine and theology. For an introduction to the roundtable and clarification of the question, read the Editor’s Preface to the topic, “Origins: An Introduction to the Issues”.
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Origins: An Introduction to the Issues, Enoch Kuo ’13
Upon What Do Creationists and Evolutionists Disagree?, Matt Connally
A Grandeur in this View of Life, Joung Park ’08
A Historical Adam and Eve?
Roundtables are a unique opportunity for students at Princeton University to get more involved in a focused discussion on specific issues of particular importance to Christians living in the unique environment of a private, secular educational institution. We hope to select a particular issue or set of questions every six to eight weeks about which Revisions will especially solicit – and perhaps even commission – articles. Then follows a period of article writing and discussion online which will ultimately culminate in an on-campus discussion at which contributors to the journal – as well as those interested in the topic – will be able to get together and talk about their views. Writers of articles who are willing are given a chance to give a short presentation of their position in order to jump-start the discussion(s).