I. Literal vs. Literalist Interpretation
Example: Genesis 1:1-2:2 vs. Genesis 2:4-22
A. Literal Interpretation...YES!
author intended to convey.
Example: \u201cIt's raining cats & dogs.\u201d
Meaning: Its raining hard.
~ Literalist interpretation takes the exact meaning of the words without
consideration of popular cultural meaning or the meaning that the author intended to
A. The Catholic, literal, interpretation
~ Neither of these stories are intended to be a chronological account.
~ They are complimentary...NOT contradictory.
~ We don't know the exact details nor timing of creation\u2026it was not the
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form
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