WLC and Mere Theistic Evolution

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November 2019, at the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), several scholars gathered to respond to a paper discussing "Mere Theistic Evolution," responding to the Crossway book that objected to theistic evolution as it is advanced by "evolutionary creationists."

Moderators: Michael J. Murray (Franklin and Marshall College) John Churchill (Independent Scholar) Respondents: Tom McCall (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) William Lane Craig (Talbot & Houston Baptist) Jeff Schloss (Westmont College) Steve Meyer (Discovery Institute) Paul Nelson (Biola University & Discovery Institute).

The room was packed, standing room only. As "evolutionary creation" usually refers non-traditional theology, traditionalists are looking for other ways to describe themselves. Mike Murray and John Churchill propose "Mere Theistic Evolution." William Lane Craig presented this response at the session.

Also see Dr. Swamidass' alternate term (Christian that affirms evolutionary science, CAES) and his  response to the Crossway Theistic evolution book. In BioLogos's response to the Crossway book, they state that "evolutionary creationists cannot affirm the traditional de novo view of human origins."

Dr. Craig retains all copyrights to this paper, and we are posting it here as a service to the larger conversation.




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