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A Design History of Theistic Evolution (#5 of 6)

Kenoticism Closely associated with “nature’s freedom” – whether causally or consequently is hard to say – is another commonplace of theistic evolution, divine kenosis. To Gray, Kingsley or Warfield, evolution showed the power and sovereignty of God in a new, more glorious, light. Today’s TEs are more concerned to argue for the absence of God’s power and sovereignty. Building on late 20th century theologies of suffering of those like Jurgen Moltmann, very many science and faith writers have taken the idea of kenosis and applied it to the whole creation. The theological construction project goes like this this. Philippians 2.7 (frequently specifically quoted because it is the sole biblical reference) … Continue reading

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