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Many contemporary Catholic historians reject monogenism and reinterpret original sin to reconcile it with polygenism. Jerry Korsmeyer is one example. Can anyone recommend any theologians who are monogenists? Specifically any particular work that addresses this question?
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Can anyone recommend any theologians who are monogenists?
Jesus and the Apostles.
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Dr. Dennis Bonnette is the man you're looking for. He has a book called Origin of the Human Species, or you can find some of his articles on www.godandscience.org
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Dr. Dennis Bonnette is the man you're looking for. He has a book called Origin of the Human Species, or you can find some of his articles on www.godandscience.org
Good recommendation.

Here is a link to a current post by Dr. Dennis Bonnette.
http://forums.catholic.com/showpost....&postcount=222
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Many contemporary Catholic historians reject monogenism and reinterpret original sin to reconcile it with polygenism. Jerry Korsmeyer is one example. Can anyone recommend any theologians who are monogenists? Specifically any particular work that addresses this question?
You might not have heard of a semi-contemporary, sort of obscure Catholic theologian named Pope Pius XII? Yeah, he wrote an important Encyclical called On the Human Race (Humani Generis), and in it he said:
37. When, however, there is question of another conjectural opinion, namely polygenism, the children of the Church by no means enjoy such liberty. For the faithful cannot embrace that opinion which maintains that either after Adam there existed on this earth true men who did not take their origin through natural generation from him as from the first parent of all, or that Adam represents a certain number of first parents. Now it is in no way apparent how such an opinion can be reconciled with that which the sources of revealed truth and the documents of the Teaching Authority of the Church propose with regard to original sin, which proceeds from a sin actually committed by an individual Adam and which, through generation, is passed on to all and is in everyone as his own.[12]
Polygenism is a heresy, formally and explicitly condemned by the Catholic Church!
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Many contemporary Catholic historians reject monogenism and reinterpret original sin to reconcile it with polygenism. Jerry Korsmeyer is one example. Can anyone recommend any theologians who are monogenists? Specifically any particular work that addresses this question?
Regarding Monogenism

Would you be interested in St. Paul? Council of Trent? Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition? The Book of Genesis, first three chapters? Holy Spirit?

Just curious. Does Jerry Korsmeyer understand the various doctrines involving Original Sin?
I mean the Catholic doctrines involving Original Sin.
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Regarding Monogenism

Would you be interested in St. Paul? Council of Trent? Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition? The Book of Genesis, first three chapters? Holy Spirit?

Just curious. Does Jerry Korsmeyer understand the various doctrines involving Original Sin?
I mean the Catholic doctrines involving Original Sin.
I've read his book. He's familiar enough with them, but he prefers to take papal statements out of context as license to demolish Catholic tradition. Not only does he support polygenism, he also finds it perfectly theologically acceptable to say that "original sin" was not an act of free will, but a metaphor for our evolutionary baggage. His theology is extremely unimaginative; it is one of the most boring and uninsightful reads I've ever wasted 2 hours on (it was that vacuous; you can easily read it in an afternoon.)
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