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To: Zionist Conspirator
My past experience on FR is that Eastern/Oriental/Nestorian Orthodoxy is every bit as pro-evolutionist as any Catholic

FR may not be an accurate source then. I recall a book recently published by a Father Rose (sorry I can't recall the full title), that defends the biblical creation view (contra old earth views) from an Eastern Orthodox perspective and extensively documents the historical fact that the Eastern church has affirmed a YEC position. In fact, a recent Catholic work has done the same for Catholic church history. (See Fr. Victor P. Warkulwiz, The Doctrines of Genesis 1-11: A Compendium and Defense of Traditional Catholic Theology on Origins).

3 posted on 09/25/2008 12:31:42 PM PDT by Liberty1970
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To: Liberty1970
FR may not be an accurate source then. I recall a book recently published by a Father Rose (sorry I can't recall the full title), that defends the biblical creation view (contra old earth views) from an Eastern Orthodox perspective and extensively documents the historical fact that the Eastern church has affirmed a YEC position. In fact, a recent Catholic work has done the same for Catholic church history. (See Fr. Victor P. Warkulwiz, The Doctrines of Genesis 1-11: A Compendium and Defense of Traditional Catholic Theology on Origins)

His name was Seraphim Rose and I am familiar with his work, but unfortunately I am afraid his status as a "western" convert leads his opponents to label his creationism a hangover of "Protestant rationalism." Certainly the vast majority, of not the totality, of Eastern Orthodox FReepers are evolutionists who hold creationists in contempt.

I am also familiar with the Warkulwiz book and with the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation. But again, unfortunately, their position is a minority one in Catholicism. In fact, considering that a recent Vatican conference consisted entirely of Theistic evolutionists, they appear to have lost the argument in their church.

5 posted on 09/25/2008 12:51:02 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Hanistarot LeHaShem 'Eloqeynu; vehaniglot lanu ulevaneynu `ad-`olam . . .)
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