This article examines the eventual reception of scientific advances by even the most orthodox Christian groups, after more liberal Christians had accommodated to such advances at earlier stages. That is, do orthodox Christians lag behind in their relationship to scientific understanding? Focusing on the late reception of heliocentrism, atomism and evolutionary theory among orthodox Christian groups, this article describes a typical pattern of gradual acceptance. In view of historic Christianity’s cutting-edge culture shaping power, this article suggests how Christians might address scientific advances as they develop rather than following them from a distance.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2018|