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WISING UP: THE EVOLUTION OF NATURAL THEOLOGY

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  • F. LeRon Shults

    1. F. LeRon Shults is Professor of Theology and Philosophy at the Institute of Religion, Philosophy and History, University of Agder in Kristiansand, Servicebox 422, Lundsiden, 4604 Kristiansand, Norway; e-mail: leron.shults@uia.no.
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Abstract

Abstract This essay is in response to Professor Celia Deane-Drummond's 2012 Boyle lectures. The first part calls attention to the value and significance of her “sophianic theo-drama hypothesis” for the contemporary engagement between Christian theology and evolutionary science. In a sense, her proposal itself is a religious “adaptation” to changes within an international, interdisciplinary academic environment. The second part of the essay explores the rapidly shrinking “niche” of Christian natural theology and briefly summarizes an alternative set of hypotheses from the biocultural sciences of religion.

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