Evolutionary Theology? Human Thriving with a Stone-aged Mind
Human thriving is a directional concept tied to our God-given purpose. Hence, it is fundamentally a theological notion. But thriving is worked out in the lives of particular human animals, embedded in families and communities, and shaped by environmental pressures. A practical view of human thriving, then, is importantly informed by scientific perspectives on what it means to be human. Could evolutionary psychology be a tool for theologians in exploring thriving? A science-engaged theological treatment of thriving has promise for great impact on how we all pursue and promote thriving.