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Author: S. Joan Gormley, PhD

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This short excerpt is part of a longer essay written for the ITEST conference on Creation AND Evolution. The foreword and table of contents of the book may be found on this web site under books.

In her article the author clearly delineates the distinction between creationist belief in the literal interpretation of the Bible versus the historical-critical approach. She writes,

“…at the beginning of his very thorough and still influential commentary on Genesis, written early in the twentieth century, John Skinner brought the full weight of his scholarly authority to bear on the question of the relationship between modern science, with its theory of evolution, and the biblical accounts of creation. Considering the issue already satisfactorily settled and thus unworthy of further treatment, the exegete declared his intention to give it short shrift and to dwell on other matters.”

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