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Evolution
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1. Concept

Since the term “evolution” embraces several dimensions, we cannot deal with it adequately without recognizing its various facets and clarifying precisely which of these are at issue in any given context. Four such facets are of particular importance: evolution as (1) an idea of change over time; (2) an idea of emergence, by which novelty arises from preceding entities and processes; (3) a…

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Hefner, Philip, “Evolution”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E617>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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