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INTERPRETING THE WORD AND THE WORLD

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Abstract. 

The purpose of this essay is to introduce a collection of five papers, originally presented at the 2009 summer conference of the International Society for Science and Religion, which explore the reception of Darwin's science in different religious traditions. Comparisons are drawn between Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Indian responses to biological evolution, with particular reference to the problem of suffering and to the exegetical and hermeneutic issues involved.

Keywords: Darwinism; hermeneutics; suffering; theodicy; time

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9744.2010.01182.x

Affiliations: John Hedley Brooke is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion emeritus at the University of Oxford, Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TD, UK;, Email: john.brooke@theology.ox.ac.uk.

Publication date: June 1, 2011

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