Denis Alexander on Restoring a Traditional Creation Theology

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In this video, Denis Alexander discusses the need to restore a traditional creation theology to the discussion of science and faith. One way to do this, argues Alexander, is to discourage investing evolution with an atheistic narrative, and instead allow it to do the job it is meant to fulfill: to explain the origins of biological diversity.

To argue that evolution is inherently atheistic, however, is an error, notes Alexander, as it takes the scientific theory and imposes one’s personal ideology upon it.

“We don’t have to choose between creation and evolution because they are two complementary narratives,” says Alexander. “You need both accounts to do justice to the complexity of the world around us.”

Commentary written by the BioLogos editorial team.




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Denis Alexander

Denis Alexander is Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, where he is a Fellow. His Gifford Lectures are due out with Cambridge University Press in June 2017 under the title Genes, Determinism and God.   

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