Religion and science

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  • The origins of the world and life
  • people and animals
  • environment issues 

Key words.

  • Big Bang- A scientific theory that a cosmic explosion caused the world to exist.
  • Creation- The act of creating something or the thing that is made, in the Bible, the making of the world by God.
  • Creationalists/Literalists- A name given to Christians who interpret the Bible literally and accept every word of the Genesis creation story as literally true.
  • Domination- The idea that humans have control over or responsibility for the Earth.
  • Evolution- The way in which animals and plants adapt to their surroundings- the survival of the fittest.
  • Ex nihilo- A latin term relating to the creation story meaning the universe was created over nothing.
  • Genesis- The first book of the Bible which contains the stories of the creation.
  • Humanity- Caring and showing kindness to others, often a term used for all humans
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Key words.

  • Non-literalist- A name given to a Christian who interprets the Bible as more of a story than a literalist and believes it contains important truths but is not a factual account.
  • Stewardship- The God-given right or responsibility to care for and manage the world.
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