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VORSTER, N.. The theological polemic purpose of Genesis 1 - 3: Implications for the reformed doctrine on original sin. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.1, pp. 95-118. ISSN 1018-6441.

This article focuses on the polemic nature of Genesis 1-3 and the implications thereof on the reformed doctrine regarding original sin. In the first place the views of the creation narratives as historical-literal and mythological material are discussed. Thereafter the article proposes that the creation narratives must be treated as theological material with a polemic and prophetic purpose. The implications of this for the reformed doctrine on original sin are subsequently discussed.

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