Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis
In closing, it is important to remember, as stated earlier, that no one can prove exactly what it was that the authors of Genesis were trying to get across to us. It is valid to note, however, that the stories they were trying to get across were intended for and more properly understood by the people at that time and place. While they form the basis of many of our beliefs in Christianity, they weren't written with the realization that thousands of years later there would be great scientific discoveries that would teach us more about the world and about human life. Finally, all one can try and accomplish is to balance one's scholarly beliefs with one's religious beliefs. This thesis helped me to do that. By taking the creation stories in Genesis and take a closer look at them, I was able to gain a deeper appreciation for the fantastic literature that they represent. The authors describe to me, not necessarily a blueprint of how the world was created, but rather a loving God who holds power and dominion over all things.
Date of Award
Department of Biology
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
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©2004 - Corey Jansen
Jansen, Corey, "Senior thesis work" (2004). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 88.