May 2, 2008
On July 7, 2005 an article by Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, archbishop of
Cardinal Schonborn states that he is not examining the issue of evolution or creation as a scientist – since he is a theologian and philosopher. He discusses the issues with evolution and creationism from the point of view of a Catholic believer. He contrasts the belief of God as the one who began creation to the idea that there is no god and that creation just happened without anyone or anything starting it.
As the above two paragraphs show, this book is not an easy read. Evolution and creationism are hot topics today. The cardinal reflects on different views of Creationists – some take the Bible too literally when it states that God created the world in seven days. Cardinal Schonborn and others say that the seven days should not be taken literally - it took a long time for creation to be made
Others may say that God created the universe, but he no longer involved with it. Schonborn uses Scripture and other sources (reason and philosophy) to prove that God is actively involved with his creation.