The final installment of my (lengthy) review of this important book making the case for theistic evolution.
The Extent of the Flood
As already mentioned, USTO disparages a “Bible-first” approach. Instead, the Bible has to be understood, not only on its own terms, but also in terms of what God is revealing in the “second book” of scientific evidence. Not surprisingly, this leads USTO to reject the notion of a global flood in the days of Noah. They grant that the Bible describes some cataclysmic event of massive proportions; however USTO insists that it was not global. Moreover, “the event is described with a specific theological and literary goal in mind” (241). It is not meant to provide us with a “hydro-geological” explanation.
Once again we are presented with a false dilemma: a global flood versus a “specific theological and literary goal.” This dilemma is false…
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