Many before the rise of geology - which gave us great age and the fact that animals died long before humans appeared (note that iit is geology and not the far later ideas of evolution) accepted that animal death was not related to human death and sin so that picture you paint falls down historically. Alos it was not a great issue, if it was an issue at all, if we go back 40 years or less. The problem has been forced on us by the rhetoric of creationists and is not inherent in a more traditional thoelogy. If you reader even evangelicals thoelogies before 1980 it scarecley figures exoept possibly in writers like Berkhof
Have read a lot of early 19th century theology i.e pre Darwin aminall death before humans is accepted as ok and not related in any way to the atonement. That was the majority view but a few opposed but were shouted down by evangelicals in particualr
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