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Baha’i Blog is delighted to share an audio recording of one of our articles titled ‘Perspectives on Evolution’ written by Matt Giani and Halim Beere and read by Matt Giani.
You can read the article on Baha’i Blog here: Perspectives on Evolution
You can also find a recording of this audio reading on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel: Perspectives on Evolution
A note from the editors: As with all content on Baha’i Blog, this article reflects the views of its authors. We’d like to share a few authoritative resources that have since been made available on the subject for your study:
- Our relationship to nature: https://www.bahai.org/beliefs/
- An extract of a letter written on behalf of the House of Justice to an individual believer that elucidates this matter:
“The Baha’i view of evolution is more complex and nuanced than that put forward today by those who present evolution and creation in dichotomous terms. Evolution may be understood as the means set in motion by God through which life changes and unfolds. A Baha’i can strive to reconcile contemporary scientific views with the published statements of Abdu’l-Baha, which need not be understood to imply a kind of parallel evolution. Rather, Abdu’l-Baha has explained that human life came into existence when the appropriate conditions were established.” (5 July 2010)
- The foreward to the 2014 revision of Some Answered Questions has a more fulsome treatment of how the statements of the Master concerning evolution can be understood: https://www.bahai.org/library/
authoritative-texts/abdul- baha/some-answered-questions/ 2#715040199
- Finally, this article in the Journal of Baha’i Studies provides a commentary that can assist readers in appreciating how Baha’i teachings can be fully reconciled with scientific understanding.
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