Darwin vs. the doctrine of God or of creation?

Gregory suggests — and here he’s one of about 150 Christian intellectual historians of late — that Darwinism only affects the doctrine of God if we succumb to theologically shallow “metaphysical univocity” (a la Scotus). And about that he’s probably right. But what he — and most others, except David Hart in a few unguarded moments — seems to miss is that the real challenge Darwin poses to Christianity is not to the doctrine of God, but to the doctrine of creation. How are we to think of the relation between creatures, sin, and death after Darwin? Where is the doctrine of the “Fall” in the theory of evolution? Gregory offers no help here, and it seems to me that serious work needs to be done to make sense of these issues.

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