Before we begin, however, I need to say how much I hate Denis at this very moment, seeing that he sent me a rather gloating email concerning the Canadian hockey team’s unexpected–some might even say questionable–win over the American team in the Olympics.
Would that we had heeded Dave Barry’s advice of several years ago to declare war on Canada for toilet smuggling. If only. We would not be in this mess.
Where was I? Oh yes. Genealogies.
In this episode Denis takes on the significance of the genealogies of the Patriarchs. Here, too, we find symmetrical and stylistic numbers, and another helpful reminder not to read these genealogies through modern eyes. He does note, though, that the reigns of the Israelite and Judahite kings are not stylistic and symmetrical, but realistic and historical.
Lamoureux (though Canadian) holds three earned doctoral degrees (dentistry, theology, and biology) and is associate professor of science and religion at St. Joseph’s College in the University of Alberta (full bio here). He is the author of I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution (see first of the audio slide series on this book here) which is a great introduction to his view of origins called “evolutionary creation.”