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Barriers to Accepting Evolution

Bruce Waltke, professor at RTS in Orlando recently surveyed more than 250 seminary professors at evangelical seminaries to find out what they thought were the biggest barriers to accepting theistic evolution were. You can read the whole report here. Interestingly, out of the eleven barriers he suggests, the most commonly cited barrier to theistic evolution was that 'a straightforward reading of Genesis 1-2 does not harmonize with evolution.' 44% agreed with that statement. Unfortunately Waltke did not ask about issues related to a historical Adam.

What was even more interesting to me was that 46% of evangelical theologians surveyed felt that there were no barriers to accepting theistic evolution. Thus, it seems that we may be moving towards a detente between science and faith, which I think is a good thing. What do you think?

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