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Creation in Scripture – Herold Weiss

Date: February 9, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Herold Weiss

Position: Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Saint Mary’s College, South Bend, IN

Topic: Creation in Scripture

Venue: Chan Shun Hall

Attendance: 60


Presentation: Weiss states we must look at all the Bible, not just Genesis 1-3, for a fuller  view of Creation, for not all its books agree on God’s method of creating.  Genesis 1 & 2 present different views of God & different world views, while the Prophetic & Wisdom Literature emphasize Creation as continuing & the sea as a source of evil (Leviathan).  By Revelation 22 there will be no more sea as the New Earth is on one level. He also discussed the impacts of Apocalypticism & Platonism (100 BC-100 AD) that advanced a cosmic view of Creation with three types of matter (primary, invisible, earthly).  By faith we will someday see this “hypostatic world” now invisible to our earthly eyes.

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