Old Library
Dr Bethany Sollereder
The God of Evolution? Animal suffering in nature

In 1859, Charles Darwin proposed a radical new idea for how life evolves as a result of natural selection. This natural world is competitive, violent and careless of the amount of suffering it produces, apparently at odds with the Christian idea of an omnipotent, good God. In this group discussion, Bethany Sollereder will explore the problem of animal suffering in nature and how the implications of evolution can be reconciled with a theological understanding of God as creator.