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Meet the Grantees

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Becoming Human – developing a model consistent with theological concerns of for the appearance of full humanity based on recent discoveries of human functionality.

Eastern University
Dr. David Wilcox

The intention of the project is to develop a new model for the appearance of human identity based on recent scientific data, and to analyze the scientific and theological implications of this model.  The goal is a updated model and which reflects the complex recent scientific advances in genetics and paleoanthropology and yet is sensitive to theological concerns.   Why?  Given the plethora of new scientific data concerning human uniqueness, and its point and mode of origin, clearly there is a need for an organized evaluation which will make these insights more available for theological reflection.   A model for these critical issues needs to reflect this new scientific data, but yet remain a model compatible with the central understandings of Christian thought.     The task is particularly critical given the broad challenge to a Christian understanding in such fields as evolutionary psychology.  Meeting these challenges would be the primary task of the project.  Resulting insights and models would be communicated though articles published in the BioLogos web site, journals such as Perspectives, and further detailed in a book.

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