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Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods eOod conflict between science and faith Discerning that can be a challenge reuiring patience and humility A thoroughly interesting book for those wanting talking points on the conversation betweenvolution the fall and Christianity At times I forgot the driving factor behind the book was the conversation between Elizabeth I evolution and Christianity and thought it to be a collection ofssays about the human condition Certainly worth reading if you are interested In Better Understanding Our Condition On Earth After The Fall better understanding our condition on Education in a New Society earth after the fall recommend to those interested in the intersections of science and religion if not perhaps stay away This is one of those books that might have come off better if they didn t claim a specific focus Theditors describe this book as an interdisciplinary look at how the doctrines of the fall and original sin are impacted if there is no historical adam and ve unfortunately is no historical Adam and Eve Unfortunately is a poor description of the project as a whole Of the ten ssays only three or four of them really focus on that uestion The rest focus on topics without any obvious connection such as poetry and politics Granted these ssays are still interesting I was nevertheless left wondering why they were included in this volume If the ditors had framed the book with a broader goal it would have been fine But as stated I never felt like the uestion of how to understand the fall of man and original sin in light of The Baby Swap Miracle evolutionary theory was successfully answeredI will note that while not relevant to stated the goal of the book the finalssay provided a good assessment of how to approach apparent conflicts between science and religion The approach outlined in this ssay was fair and balanced allowing for both scientific and theological positions to occasionally be in need of correction depending on the details uniue to a given conflict This is a weird book "The ssays on their own vary in uality I specially like those from Smith Middleton and Harrison but the real issue "essays on their own vary in uality I specially like those from Smith Middleton and Harrison but the real issue the lack of focus I think uestions that xplore the tension between volutionary theory and the doctrine of the fall are fascinating but not much of this book actually deals with this topic specifically It s a collection of Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation essays relating to the intersection of science and faith generally which would have been find once I readjusted myxpectations had some of those Gender Justice essays been stronger Overall worth the read butweird. Theology history Scripture philosophy and politicsCONTRIBUTORS William T Cavanaugh Celia Deane Drummond Darrel R Falk Joel B Green Michael Gulker Peter Harrison J Richard Middleton Aaron Riches James K A Smith Brent Waters Norman Wirzba. The introduction Chapter 1 Discussing thevidence for "evolution and james ka smiths ssay are worth " and James KA Smiths ssay are worth price of the book Those sections are very well done Those ssays provide the best discussions of the topic set out at the start of the book Some of the other sections are dry and difficult to see how they relate overall to the topic I do recommend the book based on uality sections aforementioned The chapter by Middleton which reads the story of the fall attentive to volution is From Notes to Narrative excellent and precisely what we need of strongxegesis and orthodox theology with an appreciation of what scientific knowledge may add to the story I highly recommend that chapter but for those who have already read widely on the topic the rest of the book comes across as a fairly shallow review from various disciplinary angles A whole book like Middleton s chapter would have been much useful Here is an attempt to harmonise Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America evolutionary science and biblical interpretation The result is unconvincing as the debt is almost completely paid on the biblical side of theuation The Fall has to be re interpreted the historicity of Adam and Eve are re scoped to mean something lse other than historical reality The outcome is unsatisfactory but that is not to deny that there are real uestions to be answeredOn another note the is not to deny that there are real uestions to be answeredOn another note the ssays by Norman Wirzba on Maximus the Confessor and William T Cavanaugh on the Fall in political theory were of another character and Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) extremely worthwhile As an anthology ofssays the writing is uneven By the time I got to character and xtremely worthwhile As an anthology of ssays the writing is uneven By the time I got to nd I wasn t sure what the goal of the book was On the way there my thinking was challenged and I was brought up to date on some of the findings of the scientific community regarding the origin of humanity A smorgasbord of ssays from various authors touching on subjects of Bible interpretation original sin and Foraging for Survival evolution and advice on approaching the whole subject humbly The prologue and the finalssay were in my opinion the best pieces If the Fragments entire book was as clear and tangible as those sections then maybe I d rate it 5 stars This was a nice piece of literature to add to the increasing body of knowledge on the Christian tradition in a society that pits modern science and faith againstach other I wanted so much to love this book I have a lot of respect for the Colossian Forum assembling a group philosophers to write on the doctrine. What does it mean for the Christian doctrine of the Fall if there was no historical Adam If humanity Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries emerged from nonhuman primates as genetic biological and archaeologicalvidence seems to suggest then what are the implications for a Of the fall in light of volution science From the outset the authors stablish their two main parameters 1 Evolutionary science strongly shows that homo SAPIENS DID NOT ARRIVE FROM A did not arrive from a pair but 2000 10000 individuals And 2 Religion has much to offer to the faith science dialogue must stand on its non negotiables and is in no way second fiddle to science The book is broken into four sections Mapping the uestions Biblical Studies and Theological Implications Beyond Origins Cultural Implications and Reimagining the Conversation Faithful Ways Forward Across these sections are 10 chapters ach written by a different contributer The lack of scientists is disappointing 1 Darrel Falk to 9 philosophers Some chapters are of course better than others While there is much virtue in beginning this conversation the book suffers two weaknesses 1 It struggles with consistency Some contributors write their chapters as if they re a plug for their own work rather than seeking to integrate the chapter into the narrative whole More problematic chapters 45 make the case

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a non literal Adam not ssential to a faithful doctrine of the Fall This is followed by chapter 6 in which the author says Paul firmly believed in a literal Adam and there is an unknowable mystery behind the character of Adam No consensus is reached and it is very disappointing 2 Most authors are stuck in history Of the final four chapters sections 3 4 which are nominally meant to bring the conversation to today s climate only 1 chapter does so This chapter 7 by Brent Waters is the best chapter in the book It talks about the theology of the fall in conversation with transhumanism and the many scientists trying to prolong life immortally The other chapters are interested in the historical conflicts between science and faithand these have been fleshed out in many other volumes 35 stars Some ssays were meh some were really good William Cavanaugh Peter Harrison J Richard Middleton and Aaron Riches had great ssays Cavanaugh had a great historical political genealogy on how modern political theory rejected the significance of the Fall in ordering and viewing the worldJ Richard Middleton had a great One Ticket To Texas exegeticalssay on Genesis 3Aaron Riches had a really interesting Helpmate essay that had too much Latin but was really theologically meaty and yet mystical Harrisonspecially made it clear in his Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy essay that there can be Hristian understanding of human origins including the origin of sin Evolution and the Fall gathers a multidisciplinarycumenical team of scholars to address these difficult uestions and others like them from the perspectives of biology. ,

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