Posted by: paulgarner | February 28, 2012

The Church Fathers on the Genesis Flood

Last year I wrote an article celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Whitcomb and Morris’ The Genesis Flood, the book that helped to launch the modern creationist movement. But in that article, I pointed out that belief in a worldwide flood with geological effects was not a twentieth century innovation. A friend at Creation Ministries International recently invited me to elaborate upon that point for their website and you can now read the resulting article, ‘The Church Fathers on the Genesis Flood’, here. My conclusion? “From the earliest days of the Christian church, the universality of the Flood was accepted on the testimony of the biblical text, and fossils were sometimes regarded as evidence of the cataclysm.”


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