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Does the Church of England generally consider the Genesis creation account (first couple of chapters) more metaphor than literal history?

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The Anglican church is nowhere close to a consensus on this. –  curiousdannii Dec 29 '13 at 3:25
    
@ curriousdanni. TY for that. Is there am authoritative reference that could be explored? –  Celberon Dec 29 '13 at 3:37
    
I don't think so. Perhaps if you restricted it to a particular diocese, but even then you'd have to pick the right diocese because most wouldn't have a definitive position. –  curiousdannii Dec 29 '13 at 3:43
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I've heard opinions/belief on both sides from both members of and those employed by the Church of England. These opinions even differ, in my experience within the same church.

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Welcome to C.SE! When you get the chance, please check out our about and specifically How we are different than other sites. While this is true, it would make a much better answer if you could delinate different personalities who hold differeing views. I suspect the Archbishop of York and the Archibishop of Canterbury would be really good examples on either side, for example. –  Affable Geek Feb 3 at 16:15
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