This chapter examines the Christian doctrine of original sin. It suggests that the contrast between the biblical narrative of human genesis and the evolutionary account of human origin is no longer as great as it used to be. This is because recent theology has interpreted the Genesis narrative as primarily symbolic of the human situation rather than as literally descriptive. It explains that under this symbolism Adam simply means a person and Eden the ideal intended state of human existence.
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