Evolutionary theory poses several questions for Christian notions of origins: 1) common ancestry of all creatures rather than monogenesis; 2) the violent history of evolution as a challenge to the notion of a fall from paradise into sin, death, and suffering; and 3) the relationship between suffering and evil in light of evolutionary process. This paper seeks to address the concept of the fall in the context of dialogue between evolution and the Christian faith.
Banacos, Andrew. 2023. The Fall and Natural Suffering. Obsculta 16, (1) : 172-185. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol16/iss1/16.