SRSP 11-16 Topic 4 U1c – Literary or literary? – Understandings of creation
‘The intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven
not how heaven goes’ (Galileo)
This unit explores several ways in which Christians interpret the Genesis creation narratives today. It could be used for extension lessons which look more deeply into what the Bible teaches about how the world began. There is a range of web, paper, game and visual activities to stimulate interest and develop students’ skills of analysis and evaluation
The notes for teachers provide important background materials for this extension unit.
This unit consists of 2 lessons and is suitable for students aged from 13 to 16 years
- What does the Genesis narrative tell us about the creation of the universe?
- Is this in conflict with the scientific account? If so, how?
- Does it matter if the Genesis creation narrative is read in a literal or a literary way? If so why?
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