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Tim O'Connor
 on July 16, 2015

Evolution and the Image of God

Many Christians suspect that an evolutionary account of human origins must be at odds with Christian theology of human persons as bearing the image of God.

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Many Christians suspect that an evolutionary account of human origins must be at odds with Christian theology of human persons as bearing the image of God. I will argue that this is mistaken: Christian theology is inconsistent with a reductionist view of persons, but evolution does not entail reductionism. Our psychology and spirituality instead are emergent from our evolved biological nature, in a manner consonant with Christian anthropology.