To reach more deeply into the causes of attitudes that Christians take
toward evolutionary theory and Christian theology, questions must be asked
that elicit information about attitudes and beliefs over the period of time
over which the beliefs developed. Thus, one might look at the beliefs of
people's parents, churches, schools, and friends. One might also ask questions
about people's beliefs as children relative to their beliefs as adults. My
guess would be that Christians who see current evolutionary theory as
compatible with Christian theology are more likely to have authority figures
in their lives who espoused evolutionary theory and vise versa.
Even within the realm of this current study, there remain many questions.
The logical relationships between only a few of the questions were examined.
Also, there are other hermeneutical issues which could be raised.
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