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BUITENDAG, Johan. Is the Orthodoxy's notion of the Fall inhibitory for the dialogue between theology and science?. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.1, pp.1-10. ISSN 2305-0853.

In this article it was argued that the Reformed Orthodoxy's interpretation of the Fall had become an impediment in the dialogue between theology and science. The reason was that it assumed firstly a specific understanding of linear time and secondly a metaphysical intervention. Both events were unnecessarily problematising the debate. The argument was deployed by stating the problem, followed by an exposition of the views of Augustine and Calvin on the Fall. As a heuristic key, the concepts of infralapsarism and supralapsarism were applied respectively to analyse the topic. The article concluded with the conviction that the imago Dei is an embodied human person that had biologically emerged in history as a center of self-awareness, and moral responsibility.

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