Today we continue Denis Lamoureux’s series of brief slideshows on his popular book I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution. In the previous four slideshows, Lamoureux covered chapters 1 and 2, chapter 3, a supplement to chapter 4 (the sources of Genesis) and chapter 4 (“Biblical Accounts of Origins”).
Today’s post summarizes chapter 6 of his book: Genesis contains not only an “ancient cosmology” (which he covers in chapters 3 and 4) but an “ancient biology.” The takeaway line: “Adam is the retrojective conclusion of ancient taxonomy.” If you want that translated into English you’ll need to watch the slideshow.
Lamoureux is associate professor of science and religion at St. Joseph’s College in the University of Alberta. He holds three earned doctoral degrees—dentistry, theology, and biology–which uniquely qualifies him to speak to the issue of human origins and Christian faith. He gets the science, he gets the hermeneutics, and he articulates both clearly for non-specialists (full bio here).
I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution is a great introduction to his view of origins called “evolutionary creation.” For those of you who are beyond the beginner’s stage, you can read his much thicker book Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution.