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Running head: CHRISTIANITY AND THE BIBLE
Various Issues Regarding Christianity and the Bible
CHRISTIANITY AND THE BIBLE
1) What is the Catholic understanding of the relation between faith and reason? (cf.
John Paul II., Faith and Reason, 1-5. 13 (partly). 25-27. 43-48. 107-108)
Pope John Paul II the encyclical letter to other Catholic Bishops and talked extensively and
addressed the manner in which faith and reason are related. His belief was that faith and reason
are very instrumental in ensuring that Christians are able to know and love God based on traditional
Christian philosophy. There exists a long tradition of history which dates many years back. The
certainty of death is the first absolute truth in every individual's life apart from the fact that we all
have life. This fundamentality reality about the certainty of death has contributed to many
individuals pondering about the whole reason for their existence and purpose (Fagan, 2006). The
Catholic church is known for its long-standing history of participating in philosophy due since the
discovery of Jesus Christ as the way and the truth.
He notes that the main objective of the church is to seek the truth. He then notes that in
order to discover this truth, faith is very crucial because reason alone is not enough to discover the
truth due to its main weakness that makes it very susceptible to sin. Therefore both faith and reason
need to be used to seek the truth. The reason is perfected and built about by faith. The discovery
of truth is achieved when both faith and reason interact together. Because the ultimate truth cannot
be achieved by reason alone, the knowledge of God depends on both of them. At a time when
there is a push to separate faith and reason due to an increase in rationalization, the outcome of
such belief has not been good for the promotion of life. He also explains how theology supports
philosophy (Fagan, 2006). Overall, in order to understand God which is the same as truth, there
must be reason and faith working together.
CHRISTIANITY AND THE BIBLE
2) Genesis 1-2: What is the literary form of these texts? How can the biblical creation
story be reconciled with the theory of evolution?
There are two accounts of creation in these two chapters whereby in Chapter 1 the plants
and animals are recorded as having been created before man but in the following chapter, the
account is that they are created after man. Some scholars have tried to explain that they were
written at different times by different people. However, that does little to explain the glaring
disparity between the two chapters. But there are a number of explanations that may help to put
the matter to context. First, the literary form in which the chapters were written matters. Chapter
one was written like pure poetry and not by a scientist or historian. Therefore, it needs to be read
in that context. Secondly, the intention of the author is very important because it is important to
note that the Bible teaches spiritual truth and not scientific truth. The aim of the Bible is to teach
the truth God wanted to be contained in the Bible in a sold and faithful manner and without error.
Thirdly, the two chapters are part of a larger story that needs to be understood in the context of
scripture and tradition. It is about the purpose of God and His action and not merely about the
calendar of events. The days of creation are symbolic in that they use poetic forms to order and
hierarchy (Christmyer, 2015). Overall, the sequence is not about time but is used to show the
relationship between God and humanity.
Many people have attempted to reconcile the creation story in the Bible and the theory of
evolution as explained by Charles Darwin. However, the theory has been found to be incompatible
with Christianity and God in so many ways. Therefore, trying to reconcile the two has proved very
futile because the two seem to be worlds apart. Some scholars have attempted to reconcile the
creation in the Bible within 6 days relative to the 150 billion years in the evolution the...