Evolution and Eden: Balancing Original Sin and Contemporary Science (Google eBook)

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Paulist Press, 1998 - Religion - 170 pages
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"In this study, Jerry Korsmeyer examines how an evolutionary perspective impacts on a traditional understanding of original sin. He reviews the history of the doctrine as well as the church's interaction with the theory of evolution. Using clues provided by evolution and process thought, the author suggests an interpretation of original sin that incorporates both modern Catholic scholarship and scientific evidence. Ultimately, he moves toward a theology of evolution."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Contents

Preface
1
Evolution Favored or Feared?
5
The Church and Evolution A Brief History
11
Church Pronouncements
16
Key Theological Objections
20
Origins of Original Sin
23
Augustine and Original Sin
32
From Augustine to Trent
39
Evolutions Clues
83
Toward a Theology of Evolution
91
Human Persons in Process
98
Evolution in Neoclassical Perspective
103
Evil Revisited
106
The Universes Clues and the Divine Nature
108
Original Sin and the Future of Catholic Doctrine
112
Our Evolutionary Heritage
115

PostVatican II Advances
45
Catholic Biblical Scholarship and Interpretation of Genesis
48
Theologians on Original Sin and Evolution
53
A Modern Synthesis
66
Evolution Problem or Clue?
71
Evolutions Story
75
The Facts of Life
78
Original Sin Revisited
120
The Evolution of Doctrine
126
Notes
133
Bibliography
155
Index
164
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