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COLLECTIONPublished articles
TITLEReligion and Evolution Reconciled: 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Comments on Evolution
AUTHOR 1Courosh Mehanian
AUTHOR 2Stephen R. Friberg
DATE_THIS2003
VOLUME13:1-4
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE55-93
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa
ABSTRACTA survey of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s teachings on evolution showing that He reconciles two viewpoints — evolution and divine creation — that other thinkers have deemed irremediably in conflict. 
NOTES Also available in Microsoft Word format, reformatted and corrected with updated quotations, prepared by Mike Thomas (2023).

Also available in Russian translation as by Dr Alex Kavetsky as Религия и эволюция примирились in Word and PDF.

CROSSREFEvolution and Bahá'í Belief: 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Response to Nineteenth-Century Darwinism
TAGSEvolution; Science; Some Answered Questions (book)
 
CONTENT
About: The harmony of science and religion is a central teaching of the Bahá’í Faith that has important implications for the development of society and the emergence of a global civilization. Science and religion, “the two most potent forces in human life,” have often been at odds, most notably over evolution and the origins of man. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá has commented at length on evolution and man’s origins, providing the most extensive exploration of the harmony of science and religion in the Bahá’í canon. We systematically survey ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s teachings on evolution and show that He reconciles two viewpoints—evolution and divine creation—that other thinkers have deemed irremediably in conflict.
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