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Chapter 3: Stories for the Journey. Creation, the Fall, & the Founding of a People. Homework. (due Tues., 9/23) Print out OT TEXT: Ch. 3 from NetClassroom Read pp. 60-61 & do both RQ’s and Journal (J) on p. 61 (due Thurs., 9/25) Read Gen. 1-2

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Chapter 3 stories for the journey

Chapter 3:Stories for the Journey

Creation, the Fall, & the Founding of a People


Homework
Homework

(due Tues., 9/23)

  • Print out OT TEXT: Ch. 3 from NetClassroom

  • Read pp. 60-61 & do both RQ’s and Journal (J) on p. 61

    (due Thurs., 9/25)

  • Read Gen. 1-2

  • List as many details as you can that do not match what we know scientifically about the origins of the world, human beings, and so on.


Homework1
Homework

  • (due Thurs., 10/2) Write 1 pg. Reflection on the Creation-Evolution debate, including responses to these questions:

    • What impression does the Scopes trial give us about Religion and Science?

    • Which is true about the origins of the world: Bible or Science? Creation or Evolution?

    • Is it possible that both are true? If so, how?


Homework2
Homework

  • (due Mon., 10/6) R&H pp. 61-65; RQs p. 65

  • (due Tues., 10/7)

    • Read Genesis 2:4-3:24

    • R&H pp. 65-67; RQs p. 67

  • (due Thurs., 10/9)

    • Read Gen. 6:5-9:17

    • R&H pp. 67-70; RQs p. 70


Homework3
Homework

(due Mon., 10/13)

  • Study for QUIZ on text RQs/terms and WTB sheet

    (due Tues., 10/14)

  • Study for TEST REVIEW for Ch. 3

    • Text and RQ answers

    • Notes

    • WTB sheet

      (Fri., 10/17) TEST on Ch. 3


Stories in genesis
Stories in Genesis

  • In Genesis,

    • Primeval Stories

    • Ancestor Stories


In genesis
In Genesis…

Primeval Stories

Ancestor Stories

  • 2 Creation stories

  • Fall of Adam and Eve

  • Cain and Abel

  • Noah and the Flood

  • Tower of Babel

  • Abraham

  • Sarah & Hagar

  • Isaac & Ishmael

  • Rebekah

  • Jacob

  • Joseph


Genesis stories
Genesis stories…

  • Often myth or folk history

  • Passed down orally from generation to generation

  • Not written down until 5th Century B.C., after Babylonian Exile


Monkey trial players
“Monkey Trial” Players

  • Scopes (Cates)Defendant in Tennessee Trial

  • Darrow (Drumond)Defense Attorney

  • Bryan (Brady)Prosecuting Attorney

  • Dayton Trial site

  • Darwin Author, Origin of the Species

  • ACLU American Civil Liberties Union


Bible interpretation is either
Bible interpretation is either…

  • Literalist >Very Strict Day=24 hours

    >Less strict Day= era

  • Contextualist Day= symbol


Creation evolution debate
Creation –Evolution Debate

  • 3 debates/ 3 topics

    • “If Evolution is true, the Creation stories must be false.”

    • Both Science and the Bible are right about our origins.”

    • “Science is a kind of ‘faith’.”


Creation evolution debate1
Creation –Evolution Debate

  • 3 debates/ 3 topics

  • Each group= 2 teams, pro & con

  • Each team= 1 debater with assistants

  • Each debate= 3 minutes, with

    • Opening statements

    • 2 follow-ups/rebuttals

    • Closing statements


Creation or evolution or both
Creation or Evolution…or both?

  • Theistic evolutionists: God creates through process of evolution

  • Non-theistic evolutionists: Universe simply “began” with “Big Bang”


Creation or evolution or both1
Creation or Evolution…or both?

  • St. Augustine’s theory of creation as “seeds” hints at evolutionary process


If creation took a year
If creation took a year...

  • Jan. 1 Big Bang takes place

  • May 1 Milky Way galaxy appears

  • Sept. 1 Earth appears

  • Dec. 1 Animals appear

  • Dec. 31 Humans appear

  • Jan. 1 Space age begins


Ancient hebrew cosmology
Ancient Hebrew Cosmology

  • World of the dead Nether world

  • World of the living Our world

  • World of God God’s home


Three days of separation
Three Days of Separation

  • Day 1 God created light & separated it from the darkness

  • Day 2 God separated the water above(rain) from the water below (ocean)

  • Day 3 God separated the water below (ocean) from the dry land


Three days of population
Three Days of Population

  • Day 4 God populated the sky with sun, moon and stars

  • Day 5 God populated the air with birds and the ocean with fish

  • Day 6 God populated the land


One day of celebration
One Day of Celebration

  • Day 7 God celebrated, resting from work, blessing creation and setting the day apart from the other days (Shabat, that is Sabbath)


Week pattern
Week Pattern

3 Days of separation light/dark

water/water

water/land

3 days of population sky

sky and ocean

land

1 day of celebration rested

blessed creation

made Sabbath special


5 fold pattern for each day
5-fold Pattern for each “Day”

  • Introduction “God commanded”

  • Command “Let there be”

  • Execution “It was done”

  • Reaction “God was pleased”

  • Conclusion “Evening passed”


In the contextualist way of thinking, the Truth of the Creation Stories looks something like this...


Creator
Creator Creation Stories looks something like this...

  • Old belief Manygods

  • New teaching One God

  • How taught One God creates everything


Act of creation
Act of Creation Creation Stories looks something like this...

  • Old belief Accidental happening

  • New teaching Planned event

  • How taught God creates in an orderly way


Creation itself
Creation itself Creation Stories looks something like this...

  • Old belief Partly good

  • New teaching Totally good

  • How taught God affirms goodness


Days of creation
Days of Creation Creation Stories looks something like this...

  • Old belief All days are the same

  • New teaching Seventh day is special

  • How taught God blessed 7th Day


Story of the fall
Story of the Fall Creation Stories looks something like this...

  • Mostly symbolic/ metaphorical vs. literal

  • Themes:

    • Mystery and origin of sin/evil

    • Consequences of sin

    • God’s response to man’s sin


Original sin sin s origin
Original Sin (Sin’s origin) Creation Stories looks something like this...

  • Greek myth

    GODS responsible

  • Bible story

    PEOPLE responsible


Original sin sin s origin1
Original Sin (Sin’s origin) Creation Stories looks something like this...

  • Symbols > Snake = Satan

    Eating = Sinful action

  • Teaching = Evil entered the world through the sin of first couple


Consequences of sin
Consequences of Sin Creation Stories looks something like this...

  • From harmony with > alienation from:

    • God

    • Self

    • Other People

    • Nature (all Creation)


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