The Church Our Story

Unit 3: Misreading Genesis (Fr. Barron)


Fr. Barron comments on Misreading Genesis

Film Focus Point: Fr. Robert Barron of Word on Fire provides important theological insights on the stories of creation in Genesis, clarifying the difference between science and theology.

Text Focus Point: Pages 94-96

Discussion Questions

  1. What does Fr. Barron mean when he says that Genesis is not bad science but, rather, “exquisite theology”?

  2. Name at least two theological insights from reading the Genesis stories of creation?

  3. How would you address someone who asserts that the Book of Genesis is merely a fable?

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