Christianity in Evolution

Evolution has provided a new understanding of reality, with revolutionary consequences for Christianity.

Christianity in Evolution

Christianity in Evolution

Evolution has provided a new understanding of reality, with revolutionary consequences for Christianity. In an evolutionary perspective the incarnation involved God entering the evolving human species to help it imitate the trinitarian altruism in whose image it was created and counter its tendency to self-absorption. Primarily, however, the evolutionary achievement of Jesus was to confront and overcome death in an act of cosmic significance, ushering humanity into the culminating stage of its evolutionary destiny, the full sharing of God’s inner life. Previously such doctrines as original sin, the fall, sacrifice, and atonement stemmed from viewing death as the penalty for sin and are shown not only to have serious difficulties in themselves, but also to emerge from a Jewish culture preoccupied with sin and sacrifice that could not otherwise account for death. The death of Jesus on the cross is now seen as saving humanity, not from sin, but from individual extinction and meaninglessness. Death is now seen as a normal process that affect all living things and the religious doctrines connected with explaining it in humans are no longer required or justified. Similar evolutionary implications are explored affecting other subjects of Christian belief, including the Church, the Eucharist, priesthood, and moral behavior.

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Christianity in Evolution
Language: un
Pages: 208
Authors: Jack Mahoney
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-01 - Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Evolution has provided a new understanding of reality, with revolutionary consequences for Christianity. In an evolutionary perspective the incarnation involved God entering the evolving human species to help it imitate the trinitarian altruism in whose image it was created and counter its tendency to self-absorption. Primarily, however, the evolutionary achievement
Christianity and Evolution
Language: un
Pages: 264
Authors: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-11-18 - Publisher: HMH

The author of The Phenomenon of Man reconciles passionate faith with the rigor of scientific thinking. With his unique background as a geologist, paleontologist, and Jesuit priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a powerful exponent of the view that scientific theories could comfortably coexist with religious faith. To this day,
Evolutionary Creation
Language: un
Pages: 514
Authors: Denis O. Lamoureux
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-06-15 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

In this provocative book, evolutionist and evangelical Christian Denis O. Lamoureux proposes an approach to origins that moves beyond the evolution-versus-creation debate. Arguing for an intimate relationship between the Book of God's Words and the Book of God's Works, he presents evolutionary creation--a position that asserts that the Father, Son,
Is Evolution Compatible with Christianity?
Language: un
Pages: 178
Authors: Christopher Gieschen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-30 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

All of these statements are false: Christians are science-deniers when it comes to evolution. Real science actually lines up more with evolution than creation as found in Genesis. Fossils are evidence for evolution. The Genesis account is fully compatible with evolution. These questions need answers! What exactly is the difference
The Evolution of Christianity
Language: un
Pages: 258
Authors: Lyman Abbott
Categories: Christianity
Type: BOOK - Published: 1892 - Publisher:

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