By Bernard J. Verkamp

The Evolution of faith: A re-evaluation makes an attempt to teach that whereas faith has developed like several different cultural entity, the method isn't really so simple as prior "evolutionists" of faith have made it out to be.

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Quotations from George Lindbeck, "The A Priori in St. Thomas' Theory of Knowledge," in The Heritage of Christian Thought, ed. by R. E. Cushman and E. Grislis (New York: Harper and Row, 1965). Quotations from Rudolf Otto, The Idea of the Holy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1958). Quoted by permission of Oxford University Press. , 1931). Quotations from Rudolf Otto, Religious Essays (London: Oxford University Press, 1931). Quoted by permission of Oxford University Press. Quotations from Roy A.

6. , 56, 518521; Eliade, Quest, 50. 7. Brockway, "Origins," 59. 8. See Edward E. Evans-Pritchard, Theories of Primitive Religion (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959), 107; Eric J. Sharpe, Comparative Religion: A History (London: Gerald Duckworth, 1975), 5153; Jan de Vries, Perspectives in the History of Religions (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1977), 99101. Page 15 9. See de Vries, Perspectives, 710; Peter Harrison, 'Religion' and the Religions in the English Enlightenment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 16.

5 How significant the body's development is seen to be for the creation of the soul itself depends to some extent upon how the soul is conceived. Richard Swinburne and other modern thinkers, like John C. Eccles,6 have argued that even in dualistic conceptions such as their own, or Descartes',7 there is still room to take seriously the body's evolution toward consciousness. Thus, even while claiming that the soul, as an essential, substantial part of the human person, is independent of what is only contingent to the latter, namely, the body,8 and denying from a Creationist perspective that the human soul "develops naturally from the genetic material" (as some Traducianists claim),9 Swinburne still acknowledges the significance of the body's evolution for "structuring" of the soul in such wise as to allow for the Page 20 pursuit of long-term goals.

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