Theories of Creation Part Two: The Day Age Theory

Theology Still Matters

The Day-Age Theory is another creation interpretation that seeks to reconcile geological issues with the creation narrative.  The theory was put forth in 1823 by an Anglican priest named George Faber[1].  Though he developed the theory, it did not gain mainstream credibility until a well-known geologist, named Hugh Miller, started promoting it.

The theory, sometimes known as progressive creationism, holds that the days referred to in Genesis were ages of undetermined length.  In supporting this theory, the great theologian Charles Hodge states, “Now it is urged that the word ‘day’ be taken in the sense of ‘an indefinite period of time’, a sense which it undoubtedly has in other parts of scripture[2].”  As previously stated, the days presented are not 24 hour days, but six geological ages of undetermined duration.  In this interpretation, God intervenes with a specific act on each day or age[3].

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Published by Vincent S Artale Jr

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