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This project is supported by The BioLogos Foundation’s Evolution & Christian Faith program. BioLogos does not necessarily endorse the views expressed by the Project Leader(s) or their institution, nor do the Project Leader(s) or their institution necessarily endorse the views expressed by BioLogos.
Seeing Evolutionary Creation as a Viable Evangelical Perspective: Seventy Years of ASA Resources
American Scientific Affiliation
Ms. Emily Ruppel and Dr. Terry Gray
The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) was founded in 1941 with the mission of researching and disseminating information on pertinent issues of science and Christian faith. Its focus is on fostering civil dialogue among Christians with differing perspectives.
The most controversial debates ASA has hosted have been on the topic of evolutionary creation. As one of the oldest and largest groups of Christians in science worldwide, the annals of ASA document how this large body of Christians from differing perspectives has moved from hesitation about evolution science to widespread acceptance of evolution as God's process in the natural world.
With this project, "Seeing Evolutionary Creation as a Viable Evangelical Perspective," we will research, identify, index (tag), and make available on the internet those videos, audio files, and papers that best help demonstrate the viability of evolution as a Christian worldview. Once part of the mainstream media and promoted through appropriate avenues, we believe they will be a valuable demonstration for the current generation of evangelicals struggling with these ideas.
ASA is in a unique position to proffer these resources to evangelicals in a non-threatening way due to our officially neutral stance on matters of how mainstream science informs the Christian perspective.
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