manifested, we shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is?; Rev 22:4 ? ?and they shall see his face.?
2. Concomitants of man?s possession of the divine image.
(a) Surroundings and society fitted to yield happiness and to assist a holy development of human nature (Eden and Eve). We append some recent theories with regard to the creation of Eve and the nature of Eden.
Eden = pleasure, delight. Tennyson: ?When high in Paradise By the four rivers the first roses blew.? Streams were necessary to the very existence of an oriental garden. Hopkins, Script. Idea of Man, 107 ? ?Man includes woman. Creation of a man without a woman would not have been the creation of man. Adam called her name Eve but God called their name Adam.? Matthew Henry: ?Not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled on by him; but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him and near his heart to be beloved.? Robert Burns says of nature: ?her ?prentice hand she tried on man, And then she made the lasses, O!? Stevens, Pauline Theology, 329 ? ?In the natural relations of the sexes there is a certain reciprocal dependence, since it is not only true that woman was made from man, but that man is born of woman ( <461111>1 Corinthians 11:11, 12).? Of the Elgin marbles Boswell asked: ?Don?t you think them indecent?? Dr. Johnson replied: ?No, sir; but your question is.? Man, who in the adult state possesses twelve pairs of ribs, is found in the embryonic state to have thirteen or fourteen. Dawson, Modern Ideas of Evolution, 148 ? ?Why does not the male man lack one rib? Because only the individual skeleton of Adam was affected by the taking of the rib? The unfinished vertebral arches or the skin fibrous layer may have produced a new individual by a process of budding or germination.?
H. H. Bawden suggests that the account of Eve?s creation maybe the ?pictorial summary? of an actual phylogenetic evolutionary process toy which the sexes were separated or isolated from a common hermaphroditic ancestor or ancestry. The mesodermic portion of the organism in which the urino-genital system has its origin develops later than the ectodermic or the endodermic portions. The word ?rib? may designate this mesodermic portion. Bayard Taylor, John Godfrey?s Fortunes, 392, suggests that a genius is hermaphroditic, adding a male element to the woman and a female element to the man. Professor Loeb, Am. Journ. Physiology, Vol. III, no. 3, has found that in certain chemical solutions prepared in the laboratory, approximately the concentration of seawater, the unfertilized eggs of the sea urchin will mature without the
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