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May 16, 2011. Synopsis – Theistic Evolution

On May 16, 2011, about 20 participants joined in the second ISAS discussion forum. Our guest was Dr. Reuben Bell, and he reviewed his background in science and religion and the “two hats” he experienced growing up in Oklahoma – one a firmly religious, fundamentalist background – the second a positivist, scientifically based education. Eventually he left the first hat behind, but always wondered if the two hats could be united in a consistent spiritual-natural framework. He then gave us a stunning introduction to his current initiative – the development of a theistic synthesis of the science of natural evolution.

A recording of the session is available through New Church audio at this link.

For an overview of Dr. Bell’s concept, you can review his handouts from the session which are attached:

Background for a Theistic Model of Organic Evolution
background theistic evolution
Principles for a Theistic Model of Organic Evolution
principles theistic evolution

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