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Evolution and emergence: a paradigm shift for theology

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dc.contributor.author Shutte, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-28T11:38:59Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-28T11:38:59Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.identifier.citation South African Science and Religion Forum Conference papers - Chance, causality, emergence: Interdisciplinary perspectives, pp 135-159 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-86888-747-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/11950
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract Since the time of Darwin the conception of evolution has devel-oped beyond the boundaries of science to include philosophy and now theology in its scope. After noting the positive reception of the evolutionary idea by theologians even in Darwin’s time, the article traces its philosophical development from Hegel to the work of Karl Rahner. It then uses the philosophical anthropology developed by Rahner to reformulate the essentials of Christian faith (“Christology within an evolutionary view of the world”) in a way that is consonant with a scientific and secular world view. It is the author’s view that secularity—understood as in the recent work of Charles Taylor—is the result of an evolution in the sphere of culture and provides both a standard for truth in religion and a basis for dialogue between the religions of the world. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Reseach Institute for Theology and Religion en
dc.title Evolution and emergence: a paradigm shift for theology en
dc.type Book chapter en


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