Theology and the Most Recent Contributions of other Sciences concerning Anthropogenesis

  • Ctirad V. Pospíšil Catholic Faculty of Theology, Charles University in Prague

Abstract

The author of the article has two aims. At first, he wants to inform theologians about the newest findings of paleogenetics, paleoanthropology and bioculturology relevant for the theology of creation, theological anthropology, moral theology and fundamental theology. In theology, it is necessary to find a clear borderline between not yet being human and being already human. Searching for this borderline is the second aim of the study. On the level of technology and communication, we can observe a continual development. Although there can be found some leaps, theologians are not able to find a clear borderline. According to the author, this line is marked by moral consciousness, which either exists or not. Human being is a creature able to sin. The time of crossing this Rubicon cannot be determined according to archaeological discoveries. It could be in the time of Homo heidelbergensis, but certainly in the time of classical Neanderthals and ana- tomically modern people.
Published
2016-12-17
How to Cite
POSPÍŠIL, Ctirad V.. Theology and the Most Recent Contributions of other Sciences concerning Anthropogenesis. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 119-134, dec. 2016. ISSN 2336-3398. Available at: <http://theologica.cz/index.php/theologica/article/view/178>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.14712/23363398.2016.17.

Keywords

Theology; Anthropogenesis; Evolution; Paleoanthropology; Paleogenetics; Bioculturology