Creation, Incarnation & Redemption in a Vast Universe
It is sometimes suggested that the discovery of life beyond the earth, especially intelligent life, would pose a threat to the Christian scheme of things. Christians believe that man arose by divine design, whereas those who believe that intelligent beings exist on many worlds have often asserted that such beings emerge by chance alone. Thus, the presence of intelligent life elsewhere might seem to vindicate the view that man arose upon the earth by chance, and many Christians have reacted negatively to the possibility. In ages past, however, Christian concerns over extraterrestrial life were different.
Back in the Middle Ages, while some supposed that cruder forms of life (e.g., maggots) might...
received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He writes on education, politics, religion, and culture.Get Salvo in your inbox! This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #45, Summer 2018 Copyright © 2023 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo45/other-worldly-gospels