Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Paul Bretscher

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Genesis 1:21, 24;


The individual developments of the concepts of the origin of life, variation; and survival of characters have given birth to many theories of organic evolution. Moreover, these concepts, as they were extant in the first half of the eighteenth century, greatly influenced Charles Darwin, whose “Origin of Species” greatly popularized and gave new life to evolutionistic speculations. Since Darwin’s day organic evolution has gained in popularity until the term has become a common word to countless numbers of people, and until millions of people believe in a theory of evolution in one form or another. Hence, it is important, that the above concepts and their individual developments be studied.

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