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Evolution and the Imago Dei: Study Guides

It is difficult to find a language in which faith and science can speak to each other. For some, faith and science are competing systems of thought, and an intellectually responsible person must make a choice between them, especially when it comes to questions about the origins and development of life. For others, faith and science each have a place, but can have nothing to say to each other because they operate in entirely separate spheres.

It is our hope that art, with its capacity for metaphor, can translate between these schools. With that in mind, we decided to devote most of an issue of Image to fiction, poetry, essays, and art that explore the intersection between faith and science, with special attention to evolution. Image issue 85 includes responses to this topic from Pattiann Rogers, Margaret Gibson, Calvin DeWitt, Natalie Settles, Lynda Sexson, Scott Russell Sanders, Jeanne Murray Walker, Jeremy Begbie, Daniel Tobin, Brian Volck, Morgan Meis, and many others.

Our two study guides, tailored to church small groups and the undergraduate classroom, are designed to engage readers more deeply in this special issue of Image. They include discussion questions, project ideas, and suggestions for further reading.

Download the guides here:
Issue 85 Study Guide for Churches
Issue 85 Study Guide for the Undergraduate Classroom

Purchase copies of issue 85 here.

This project is underwritten by a grant from the BioLogos Foundation. The guides were authored by Natalie Vestin. Art: Natalie Settles, Chimera (detail), 2010.

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