Finding Ourselves after Darwin
Scholars explore the theological consequences of evolutionary science for the doctrines of original sin, the image of God, and the problem of evil.
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A multinational team of scholars focuses on the interface between Christian doctrine and evolutionary scientific research, exploring the theological consequences for the doctrines of original sin, the image of God, and the problem of evil. Moving past the misperception that science and faith are irreconcilable, the book compares alternative models to those that have generated faith-science conflict and equips students, pastors, and anyone interested in origins to develop a critical and scientifically informed orthodox faith.
1. Making Space in a Post-Darwinian World: Theology and Science in Apposition Stanley P. Rosenberg
2. Distinguishing Doctrine and Theological Theory: Creating Space at the Interface of Modern Science and the Christian Tradition Benno van den Toren
Part 1: The Image of God and Evolution Michael Burdett, editor
3. Questions, Challenges, and Concerns for the Image of God J. Wentzel van Huyssteen
4. The Biblical Text and a Functional Account of the Imago Dei Mark Harris
5. Will the Structural Theory of the Image of God Survive Evolution? Aku Visala
6. The Imago Dei as Relational Love Thomas Jay Oord
7. The Imago Dei as the End of Evolution Ted Peters
Conclusion to Part 1 Michael Burdett
Part 2: Original Sin and Evolution Benno van den Toren, editor
8. Questions, Challenges, and Concerns for Original Sin Gijsbert van den Brink
9. Augustine, Original Sin, and the Naked Ape Andrew Pinsent
10. Adam as Federal Head of Humankind C. John Collins
11. The Irenaean Approach to Original Sin through Christ’s Redemption Andrew M. McCoy
12. Original Sin and the Coevolution of Nature and Culture Benno van den Toren
13. A Nonhistorical Approach: The Universality of Sin without the Originating Sin Christopher M. Hays
Conclusion to Part 2 Benno van den Toren
Part 3: Evil and Evolution Michael Lloyd, editor
14. Questions, Challenges, and Concerns for the Problem of Evil C. Ben Mitchell
15. Can Nature Be “Red in Tooth and Claw” in the Thought of Augustine? Stanley P. Rosenberg
16. Theodicy, Fall, and Adam Michael Lloyd
17. The Fallenness of Nature: Three Nonhuman Suspects Michael Lloyd
18. An Irenaean Approach to Evil Richard Swinburne
19. “Free-Process” and “Only Way” Arguments Christopher Southgate
20. Non-Identity Theodicy Vince Vitale
Conclusion to Part 3 Michael Lloyd