School of Divinity

Islam and Evolution: A Hermeneutic Outlook

In recent years, there has been growing interest among Muslim thinkers in engaging with the theory of evolution in light of their Islamic beliefs. By exploring an array of hermeneutical principles and scriptural sources, Muslim thinkers have attempted to draw various conclusions about the Islamic reception of evolutionary science.

This is still an emerging area, and many research questions have not yet received detailed attention. In particular, scriptural traditions discussing Noah’s flood, the status of Adam/humans, and the age of earth have stood out as particular flashpoints of debate between traditional religious positions and mainstream science.

This conference hopes to provide an academic space in which such conversations can be had.

The conference is supported by a grant from the New Visions in Theological Anthropology (NViTA) project, University of St. Andrews / The John Templeton Foundation.

Further Information to follow.

Black and white drawing showing the evolution of the human species

Islam and Evolution: A Hermeneutic Outlook

A day conference on the topic of 'Islam and Evolution: A Hermeneutic Outlook'