This post will serve as my last post in Don Richardson’s book, Eternity in Their Hearts. After this, I will deal with Wilhelm Schmidt and others, but I wanted to cover a few people who had laws similar to that of Leviticus.
The Orthodox Church takes a different approach to the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden. Rather than the bare bones approach modern theologians take with the story (Adam is created, then Eve, then they are tempted, and expelled), the Orthodox Church has a rich tradition of expansion to the narrative. I explore a few of the aspects here.
No, not the poor secretary at your dentist’s office. Today’s support of original monotheism comes from the Karen people of Rangoon. Their story draws startling comparisons to Adam and Eve.
Following a post on the missiological aspects of orginal monotheism, I now look at a more specific theology: that of redemptive lore. Richardson changes our perspective on “perversions” of the gospel into something more suitable for doing missions.
My last post dealt with more anecdotal evidence of the existence of a sky-god easily identifiable with the Triune God of the Bible. This post will step back a bit to identify the theology of Richardson in Eternity of their Hearts by examining his view of supernatural revelation, even today.
I’ve posted my first article on Theologues.net on the justice tradition in Proverbs.
“When most Christians want to speak the language of the Bible and apply it to present situations, our first instinct is usually to look at the prophets. This is not wrong, but maybe incomplete.”
A month without Wi-Fi put this series on quite the unfortunate hiatus, but we’re back, baby! In an effort to produce enough evidence to allow us to consider the possibility of original monotheism as the ideal model for studying religion, I return to Don Richardson’s book, Eternity in their Hearts.