The Origin of Humanity and Evolution: Science and Scripture in Conversation

Andrew Loke*

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    Abstract

    Addressing the intense debate in science and religion in light of evolutionary population genetics, Andrew Ter Ern Loke argues that the theory of evolution as understood by mainstream scientists is compatible with Scripture. Loke asserts that resolving this area of perceived conflict would greatly benefit both scientific and religious communities, and contribute to the spiritual quest of humankind.

    Whilst affirming that the Bible should be interpreted according to proper hermeneutical principles such as considering the literary genre, literary context, meaning of words, grammatical relationship, and the background and concerns of the ancient authors, this book also assesses the scientific data according to proper mainstream scientific methodology. This results in a proposed model which argues that all humans today have Adam as common ancestor even though this ancestor is not our sole ancestor.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherBloomsbury
    Number of pages176
    ISBN (Electronic)9780567706379, 9780567706362
    ISBN (Print)9780567706355
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2022

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