John Schneider: "Evolution makes it pretty clear that in nature, and in the moral experience of human beings, there never was any such paradise to be lost"

Calvin College explains exit of professor with controversial view of Adam and Eve

Calvin College: “Schneider chose to request retirement on terms that reflected his love and respect for the college, the faculty, and the students, and his desire that his scholarship not cause harm or distraction”

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Lee's picture

Is it just me, or does the reaction and official statement by the college make one think that the issue is how the college is perceived (translate: bad for future revenues) rather than the fact that their academic golden boy has become a raving Scripture denier in large part due to his own academic prowess?


RPittman's picture

This seems to be where the path inevitable leads when scholarship and empirical rationalism are valued more than faith-reason. Faith cannot be established and substantiated by Modernist methods of scholarship, scientific methodology, human logic, and rationalism. On the contrary, these methods, if pursued to their end, lead to a denial of faith. Although some never arrive at the end, an irreconcilable tension between rationalism and faith exist on this road. At first, it is an attempt to reconcile the Genesis account with evolution that results in the denial of the historicity of Adam and Eve, which creates an insurmountable problem for orthodox theology. At this point, the only solution is the denial of faith and Scripture. Rationalism wins.