Evolutionary Creation: Natural and/or Supernatural

John Cooper | Calvin Theological Seminary

This presentation offers biblical, theological, and philosophical reasons for holding that God’s creation of the universe and humans involved both supernatural action and providential guidance of natural ingredients and developmental processes. Scripture teaches “special” creation of humans including a “spiritual” ingredient. Physical energy and cosmic evolution alone seem insufficient to explain the origin of life and especially the human soul which images God. Thus, merely natural theistic evolution seems insufficient. But several versions of supernatural-natural evolutionary creation are adequate.

Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

BioLogos continues to show that firm belief in the truth-telling character of Scripture can support, rather than undermine, the best scientific investigations. All who are invested in any aspect of these questions should applaud their good work in transforming science and religion from a war zone to an instructive conversation.

- Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame