Banished From Eden
Original Sin and Evolutionary Theory in the Drama of Salvation
Raymund Schwager, SJ
Raymund Schwager explores how, if approached in an interdisciplinary way, and understood at the profound levels of human experience and thought that they represent, evolutionary theory and the doctrine of original sin need not contradict each other. Original sin, which ostensibly confuses separate realms in a mythological way, may preserve a deeper and critical view of the “drama” of modernity has on the surface artificially separated. Looking at current developments in genetic technology, based on the concept of the organism as living memory, he observes the experience of suffering and evil in the contexts of natural and human history, and of revelation history.
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