Note: The subject of human origins is one of the toughest issues for the evolutionary creationism position. If humans evolved as a population from a common ancestor with other living things, how do we understand the Bible’s teachings about humans—whether concerning the Fall, original sin, or the image of God? We think the evangelical community deserves a robust, thoughtful discussion about these important issues in light of the clear scientific evidence for human evolution. Today, ECF grantee Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., explores a potential path to understanding the image of God in humanity in light of evolutionary science. As Rev. Nicanor underlines at the end of the post, his thoughts are not intended to be a definitive answer to this difficult question, but instead a thoughtful speculation grounded in Scripture and Christian tradition, in conversation with scientific discovery.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://biologos.org/blog/on-the-evolution-of-the-imago-dei-insights-from-st.-thomas-aquinas