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 public, 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

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

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    Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Why We Believe in God? Part 2 | Jeffrey Schloss

    From childhood, people are sensitive to evidence of purposefulness in the environment and concerning objects in that environment. In fact, there may be a tendency to attribute design ... Read More >

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

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

        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 f... Read More >

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  • Evolution, Creation, and The Sting of Death: Part 3

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    Evolution, Creation, and The Sting of Death: Part 3 | Jeffrey Schloss

     It is one thing to say that death is primordial; it is another to view it as the central means of creation.  Read More >

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  • Evolution, Creation, and The Sting of Death: Part 2

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    Evolution, Creation, and The Sting of Death: Part 2 | Jeffrey Schloss

    How could one claim that death was part of creation? One could, because Genesis depicts plants as given for food, and every chomp kills.  Read More >

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  • Evolution, Creation, and The Sting of Death: A Response to John Laing, Part 1

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    Evolution, Creation, and The Sting of Death: A Response to John Laing, Part 1 | Jeffrey Schloss

    Professor Laing focuses on what many believers and non-believers alike recognize as perhaps the most significant challenge to faith in God: the problem of natural evil. Read More >

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