Evolutionary Theologies and Divine Action1

@article{Tracy2008EvolutionaryTA,
  title={Evolutionary Theologies and Divine Action1},
  author={Thomas F. Tracy},
  journal={Theology and Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={107 - 116}
}
  • T. Tracy
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Philosophy
  • Theology and Science
Abstract Two challenges loom large for efforts to develop a theology of evolution. The first is the problem of purpose: can evolutionary processes, in which chance plays so prominent a role, be understood as the context of God's purposive action? The second is the problem of the pervasiveness of suffering and death in evolution. To the extent that we succeed in responding to the first difficulty by giving an account of how God's purposes are enacted in the history of life, we deepen the… 
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