The Fall and Hypertime

2015.08.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hud Hudson, The Fall and Hypertime, Oxford University Press, 2014, 211pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 0198712693. Reviewed by Trent
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2015.08.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hud Hudson, The Fall and Hypertime, Oxford University Press, 2014, 211pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 0198712693. Reviewed by Trent Dougherty, Baylor University Hud Hudson's book is a brilliant and creative defense of the following proposition. There is a conflict between a literal reading of the book of Genesis and science only if one assumes that the hypertime hypothesis is false. The import of Hudson's thesis is that those who allege a conflict between science and a literal reading of Genesis are not basing that claim merely on science but on controversial metaphysics as well. A literal reading of Genesis (hereafter "LRG") is, essentially, one that entails that humans have been extant for no more than 8,000 years and that cosmic evil is a result of some first sin by some first humans (whether two or a somewhat larger community). Hudson considers a number of accommodationist strategies... Read More

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