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University of Toronto St. George
St. Michael's College Courses
Jessy Giroux

SMC 203 March 7  Darwinism was challenged because there were no fossils from the humans/apes when they died o When a body dies there should have been some fossils of some sort  Biblical Criticism o Back then paper was at a premium o Christianity started as an oral religion; saying the stories of jesus orally o When they realized jesus wasn’t coming back anytime soon then they wanted to have a document(bible) that had it written o There were scrolls and space was limited  Maybe this is why certain gospels didn’t make into the canon o No one was looking at the bible through a modern lens  However 18 cent ppl begin to criticise bible o Jean Astruc  He says that moses couldn’t have written the five books of the bible because in each book god is referred to as a different name; Jehovah, Yahweh etc o Biblical criticism was leading ppl to doubt the bible o Even Christian preachers didn’t know how the gospels were created and found it hard to defend themselves o Biblical criticism also attacks miracle happening  They said it was human exaggeration  Pylmoth Brethren
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