“Polygenism” “Monogenism” Darwinian Principles God’s intervention Human evolution First human persons Adam and Eve Moral responsibility Original Sin “Relational damage” “Transmission at generation” Atonement Romans 11:32
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Suarez, A. (2016). “Transmission at generation”: Could original sin have happened at the time when Homo sapiens already had a large population size?. Scientia et Fides, 4, nº 1, pp. 253-294
Models have been proposed assuming that God created the first human persons at the time when Homo sapiens already had a large population size; this hypothesis agrees with emerging data of evolutionary genetics. The present article argues that in such a historical context the propagation of original sin can be explained through “transmission at generation”, in accord with Romans 11:32, and the “Decree concerning original sin of the Council of Trent”.