Det förlorade paradiset: Teodicé efter Darwin
2009 (Swedish)In: Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift, ISSN 0039-6761, Vol. 85, no 4, 163-170 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Darwin was ambibalent towards the theological consequences of accepting evolution as the explanation for the origin and variety of species. He felt admiration in relation to creation's diversity but also doubts of God's design and beneficience in relation to nature's cruelty. No "fall" from paradise has occured in evolutionary history which means that theology must find new lines of arguments when discussing the suffering and extintion of organisms. modern theology has reacted to the theodicy of nature by arguing that God had no other choice but evolution, with the inevitable suffering and death if God wanted to create complexity and diversity. Rolston and Williams argue that God's providence results in more good than harm in nature, at an overall level. Russell points to such arguments from creation theology as insufficient when assessing the problem of entropy and death as inherent in the universe, resulting in the suffering of organisms. Southgate postulates an eschatological hop for individual organisms, recognising that the greater good must lie outside creation. Murphy stresses God's radical participation in evolution as a co-sufferer. Darwin's theory has thus led to a development of both creation and redemtion theology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Gleerup , 2009. Vol. 85, no 4, 163-170 p.
teodicé, evolutionsteori, Darwin, teologi
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