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Evolution

ByJEFFREY SCHLOSS, MICHAEL J. MURRAY

In popular discourse, evolution is often seen as a challenge to religion because of the apparent inconsistency between Darwinian and biblical accounts of the origin and diversity of life. However, while concerns about the conformity of evolution with the biblical narrative have been prominent since 1859, the range of philosophical and theological issues raised by evolution is significantly broader and more subtle. In what follows we will examine six points of contact between evolution and theism that are of substantial and contemporary relevance (Schloss 2006; Murphy and Schloss 2008).