God in Creation: A Consideration of Natural Selection as the Sacrificial Means of a Free Creation

@article{Watson2019GodIC,
  title={God in Creation: A Consideration of Natural Selection as the Sacrificial Means of a Free Creation},
  author={Simone Watson},
  journal={Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses},
  year={2019},
  volume={48},
  pages={216 - 236}
}
  • Simone Watson
  • Published 1 June 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses
If the Christian God is creator of all things and revealed in Christ to be costly love, then how can divine agency in creation be understood in light of scientific discoveries revealing that biological warfare undergirds Darwinian evolution by natural selection? To explore this challenge, I look to Philip Hefner’s teleonomic axiom as a measure for divine agency in the fulfillment and survival of natural structures and processes. Drawing on this criterion and the feminist writing of Judith… 

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