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2019 | 8 | 2 | 231-247
Article title

A Textual Analysis of John Paul II’s Teaching on Evolution

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The author considers John Paul II’s treatment of the topic of evolution in order to retrieve its full content. He starts with an analysis of the Pope’s 1996 Address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, especially addressing the problem of the meaning of the words that “the theory of evolution . . . [is] more than a hypothesis,” and the problem of hominization. Then, he explores papal statements from 1985 and 1986. Finally, he concludes that John Paul II’s teaching on evolution appears as fragmentary and ambiguous and, as such, requires greater precision and further development, especially for the sake of the Catholic theology of creation.
Year
Volume
8
Issue
2
Pages
231-247
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Dates
published
2019-06-30
Contributors
  • Polish Dominican Province, Poland
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ISSN
2577-0314
ISSN
2300-0066
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