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Can We Really Dig Up God?

J. David Pleins

in When the Great Abyss Opened

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199733637
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199852505 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.003.0010
Can We Really Dig Up God?

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Even if they believe in the Darwin's theories of evolution, people who assert the truth of the bible are stubborn as they would assume the stories in a historical context instead of adopting how other religions would emphasize the symbolisms that underlie such narratives. Although these people really believe in their faiths, the question arises on whether these believers have to search continuously for scientific evidences that could possibly support their claims. This chapter attempts to come up with general conclusions and views about the nature of such religious beliefs, science, and how these two very different elements when joined, produce a whole new perspective through exploring the validity of the Bible as a collection of historical facts and the potential significance of archaeology in analyzing such stories.

Keywords: Darwin; theories of evolution; historical context; symbolism; religious beliefs; Bible; archaeology; historical facts

Chapter.  11404 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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