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Research Paper: Topic Selection AssignmentCosmic Temple Theory –John WaltonWhat some might call a sophisticated version of the Gap Theory, Walton’s CosmicTemple Theory of creation proposes that Genesis 1 was not meant to provide us with a scientificunderstanding of the origins of the universe. Instead, the seven days of creation are a cosmictemple “inauguration ceremony” portraying the functional beginning of our world. Waltonexplains that “taking the text seriously is not expressed by correlating it with modern science; itis expressed by understanding it in its ancient context” [ CITATION Wal09 \l 1033 ].When interpreting the scriptures, an awareness of the views and ideologies of the author,audience, and culture are fundamental. Walton’s purposeful attempt at drawing from the ancient
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