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Schloss, Jeff

Jeffrey Schloss

As Senior Scholar of BioLogos, Dr. Jeff Schloss provides writing, speaking, and scholarly research on topics that are central to the values and mission of BioLogos and represent BioLogos in dialogues with other Christian organizations. He holds a joint appointment at BioLogos and at Westmont College. Schloss holds the T. B. Walker Chair of Natural and Behavioral Sciences at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and directs Westmont’s Center for Faith, Ethics, and the Life Sciences. Schloss, whose Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology is from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, often speaks to pubic, church-related, and secular academic audiences on the intersection of evolutionary science and theology. Among his many academic publications are The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

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Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Why We Believe in God? Part 1

2 Part Series: Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Why We Believe in God?

Over the last couple of decades neuroscientists and psychologists have begun to crack open the final frontier of the human organism: the human mind. What they have found is truly amazing. But do their findings prove why we believe in God? Jeff Schloss and Michael Murray explore that question.
May 20, 2013 
Jeffrey Schloss, Michael Murray 
Brain, Mind & Soul 
 
Southern Baptist Voices: Evolution and Death

3 Part Series: Southern Baptist Voices: Evolution and Death

This exchange brings together related essays on death in light of evolution and Scripture from Southern Baptist theologian Dr. John Laing. Laing argues that evolutionary theory requires death to play a central role in the creation of new life, but sees Scripture depicting death only "as an invader, disturber of peace, and a force of evil." A BioLogos response is given by Dr. Jeff Schloss.
August 09, 2012 
Jeffrey Schloss, John D. Laing 
Problem of Evil 
 
Are We Genetically Predisposed to Believe in God?

Are We Genetically Predisposed to Believe in God?

This entry was originally posted on February 13, 2010. While the question of evolutionary predisposition toward religious belief may be challenging, Christians need not see it as threatening. In fact, this is actually a Pauline notion that is explored in Romans 1, where Paul claims that it is in mankind’s nature to “know God”.
September 25, 2013 
Jeffrey Schloss 
Brain, Mind & Soul 
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Evolution: What We Know and What We Don’t

Evolution: What We Know and What We Don’t

This entry was originally posted on February 17, 2010. In this video conversation, Jeff Schloss makes the observation that when we use the term “evolution”, it is not always exactly clear what we are actually discussing unless we denote the intended usage.
September 20, 2013 
Jeffrey Schloss 
History of Life 
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Understanding Evangelical Opposition to Evolution

Understanding Evangelical Opposition to Evolution

This entry was originally posted on February 11, 2010. In this brief video, Professor Schloss addresses what he sees as the two primary reasons that evangelical Christians oppose evolutionary theory.
September 11, 2013 
Jeffrey Schloss 
Creation & Origins 
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Evolution: What We Know and What We Don’t

Evolution: What We Know and What We Don’t

In this video conversation, Jeff Schloss makes the observation that when we use the term “evolution”, it is not always exactly clear what we are actually discussing unless we denote the intended usage.
February 17, 2010 
Jeffrey Schloss 
History of Life 
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Are We Genetically Predisposed to Believe in God?

Are We Genetically Predisposed to Believe in God?

While the question of evolutionary predisposition toward religious belief may be challenging, Christians need not see it as threatening. In fact, this is actually a Pauline notion that is explored in Romans 1, where Paul claims that it is in mankind’s nature to “know God”.
February 13, 2010 
Jeffrey Schloss 
Brain, Mind & Soul 
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