Responses to Darwin in the Religious Traditions with John Hedley Brooke, “Intrepreting the Word and the World”; Ernan McMullin, “Darwin and the Other Christian Tradition”; Shai Cherry, “Judaism, Darwinism, and the Typology of Suffering”; Marwa Elshakry, “Muslim Hermeneutics and Arabic Views of Evolution”; David L. Gosling, “Darwin and the Hindu Tradition: ‘Does What Goes around, Come around?”’; and Christopher Southgate, “Re-reading Genesis, John, and Job: A Christian Response to Darwinism”
DARWIN AND THE OTHER CHRISTIAN TRADITION
Article first published online: 9 MAY 2011
© 2011 by the Joint Publication Board of Zygon.
Volume 46, Issue 2, pages 291–316, June 2011
How to Cite
McMullin, E. (2011), DARWIN AND THE OTHER CHRISTIAN TRADITION. Zygon, 46: 291–316. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9744.2010.01183.x
- Issue published online: 9 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 9 MAY 2011
- biblical exegesis;
Abstract. Augustine, and following him some major theologians of the early Christian church, noted the apparent discrepancies between the first two chapters of Genesis and suggested an interpretation for these chapters significantly different from the literal. After examining a selection of the relevant texts, we shall follow the later fortunes of this interpretation in brief outline, figuring in particular an unlikely trio: Suarez, St. George Mivart, and Thomas Henry Huxley. Moral: Darwinian theory might plausibly be construed as implementing, unawares, a suggestion from that other Christian tradition.