“Transmission at generation”: Could original sin have happened at the time when Homo sapiens already had a large population size?
Keywords: 
“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
Issue Date: 
2016
Publisher: 
Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra
ISSN: 
2353-5636
Citation: 
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
Abstract
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”.

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