Atonement and Evolution: A BioLogos Conversation

Published on November 1, 2018

A series of perspectives on how to understand the atoning work of Christ in light of evolutionary science.


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Jim Stump 

Thinking about the Atonement

Does evolution force Christians to abandon some traditional ideas about Christ's atonement? There are many perspectives within the BioLogos community.

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Substitutionary Atonement and Evolution

Macroevolution calls the Fall and the doctrine of original sin into question. Thus, evolution poses a significant challenge to substitutionary atonement.

Tim Keller on Original Sin, Atonement, and Evolution

This post is part of a series of perspectives on how to understand the atoning work of Christ in light of evolutionary science.

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Evolution, Atonement, and the Redemption of All Creation

Both "Fall" and Redemption are biblical themes are encompass the whole history of creation, for all creatures.

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Evolution and the “Original Sins”

What is needed for atonement to take place is elimination of trust in false gods and creation of trust in the true God.

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Why Penal Substitution and a Historical Fall are Necessary for Atonement Theology

A historical Fall seems to be the assumption of the whole of Scripture. If we had no account of such an event, we would need to postulate one to make sense of the biblical narrative.

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Jim Stump 

Still Thinking about the Atonement

Often we confuse our theological traditions and interpretations with what the Bible actually says.