What do religion and natural science each have to say about origins, creation and evolution?

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

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Title What do religion and natural science each have to say about origins, creation and evolution?
Creator Pretorius, Mark Lioy, Daniel T.
Subject — creation and evolution; Darwin; Genesis; science and religion; fossils
Description The purpose of this article is to put forward an acceptable scriptural stance with respect to an evolutionary worldview. The authors posit that a theologically orthodox position can best be substantiated when the moral ideal embodied in Christ is the starting point for all deliberations. In light of this premise, the authors consider the following topics: the great divide between science and religion; the various theoretical shifts taking place on both sides of the science and religion arena concerning the veracity of evolution a substantive consideration of Darwin’s evolutionary theory; the issue of whether Genesis is only a myth or a narration of literal, historical events and the profound implications of evolutionary theory for religious belief. The authors conclude that a choice does not have to be made between evolution and religion but between good and bad evolutionary theory and good and bad religious beliefs.Contribution: The article’s challenge is to not only show that science and theology are not in conflict, but also that ascribing to an evolutionary worldview when discussing God’s creative acts, is also not in conflict with God’s Word.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor University of Pretoria
Date 2021-03-09
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hts.v77i3.6188
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 77, No 3 (2021); 9 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
Language eng
Relation https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6188/17082 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6188/17081 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6188/17083 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6188/17080
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Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Mark Pretorius, Dan T. Lioy https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0