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Orthodox Christian, g33k, ham radio operator, musician, etc. This profile does not reflect my real age ;)


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comment Who was the first major Christian figure to popularize a figurative interpretation of Genesis?
@LCIII that's fair - unfortunately I'm short on time. For now, check out Origen's De Principiis (Book IV), 16 and Augustine's commentary on Genesis (then again, he also defended a young earth); a good answer would have to deal with what 'literal' vs. 'figurative' meant in the 3rd-5th century as it's quite different from its contemporary meaning in English.
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comment Who was the first major Christian figure to popularize a figurative interpretation of Genesis?
Pretty much everyone in the early Church viewed Genesis as a figurative account (by today's interpretation of the word 'figurative' - they would have actually considered themselves to have been interpreting it 'literally').
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reviewed Close Where did the Young Earth Creationist doctrine originate?
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reviewed Close Does the Bible support slavery and (White) Superiority in the context of American Slavery?
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reviewed Close Barley and the first fruit offerings- what is the meaning of the barley as relates to messiah as first fruits
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reviewed Close Please explain how the Israelites were supposed to keep the Sabbath year
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comment Do Eastern Orthodoxy or Roman Catholicism say anything about the Lutheran idea of the communication of attributes?
@Mr.Bultitude I am coming off of an 80-hr work week, and this week promises to be similar unfortunately. Thank you for the reminder, I will try to get to this before the Fall semester starts.
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reviewed Leave Closed How does someone hinder their own prayers?
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reviewed Close What is the biblical basis that Satan is/was an angel?
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reviewed Close Are there Christian environmentalist organisations?
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reviewed Close What can we speculate from scripture about our resurrection bodies?
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reviewed Leave Open If the Ten Commandments say “thou shalt not kill” how can a Christian fight in a war?
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reviewed Close What do red garments represent for leaders in the Catholic church?
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reviewed Close Giving to the church or giving to the poor?
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comment Does Abraham's Bosom (Hades/Paradise) still exist?
You may also wish to check out Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”? and Is the Valley of Hinnom adequately translated as hell? on BH.SE.
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reviewed Close Does Abraham's Bosom (Hades/Paradise) still exist?
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reviewed Close If we want to know what the Bible says about an issue, what methods can help us to find all the relevant scriptures?
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reviewed Close How does evolution (genetic diversity) play out from Noah's Ark?
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awarded  Necromancer
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awarded  Curious