B. B. Warfield on Evolution and Theology
Evangelicals wanting good precedent to embrace evolutionism alongside a robust doctrine of biblical authority often cite Princeton theologian B. B. Warfield as their prime example. J. I. Packer called him a theistic evolutionist, but Warfield in his day expressly refused that position, finding it insufficiently supernaturalistic and impossible to square with scripture on key points. His qualified acceptance of biological evolution is the subject of renewed interpretive disagreement today, and requires careful discrimination of concepts and terms—but the larger and more interesting story concerns the pervasive developmentalism in his theology.