RE: [asa] Question for all the theistic evolutionists

From: Alexanian, Moorad <>
Date: Mon Feb 26 2007 - 10:31:48 EST

I must say that I have not critically read articles on "theistic
evolution." My approach has been to approach "the middle ground"
carefully from the science side and the Christian faith side. There must
be something important in the fact that Perfection in the form of God
becomes Man in the Incarnation and the physical becoming
physical/nonphysical man from the science side. Man is approach from
quite distinct directions and I often think that if one knew one side
perfectly, say the physical side, then one would know the "spiritual"
side also. However, that is where the dilemma lies in that we cannot
even conceive of God in His entirety. The notion of being created in the
image of God is what makes me believe that the scientific side must be
able to be "analytically continued" from the spiritual side and vise


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Subject: RE: [asa] Question for all the theistic evolutionists

George, I always learn much from your posts. My statement "The
problem is how do you fit Jesus the Christ in the history of life on
is the first question that arises in the mind of a Christian when
hearing of
the evolution of humans. However, your comment that "it's better to fit
history of life on earth into our understanding of Jesus Christ" seems
to be
the attitude of a Christian who wants to integrate the evolutionary
of man into his Christian faith. I have genuine doubts that such an
is possible. Isn't the mystery of what man is entangled with the
incarnation of God Himself as man?

[It's hard to see why you should doubt that the _attempt_ is possible in

view of the fact that such attempts have been made by a number of
I'll just mention my book _The Cosmos in the Light of the Cross_ and my
recent PSCF article "Roads to Paradise and Perdition_. Whether or not
attempts are theologically &/or scientifically adequate can of course be

debated but they're there. I'm happy to hear any critcisms you may have
them - they are parts of a research program rather than a definitive
summa -
but just general claims that such an effort isn't possible aren't very


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