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Religion, Morality And Ritual In Evolutionary Perspective

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The chapter seeks to answer the question: How far does morality, religion and ritual fit into the context of the modern awareness of evolution? In the first section, it mentions a few aspects of the tense relation between evolution and religion, more specifically that between natural evolution and creation. In the second, it looks at the relation between evolution and morality on the basis of a specific interpretation of Genesis 1, in which the concept of justice is focal. The third and final section applies this idea to the question of the course that religious ritual development should take in order to contribute to religious and moral evolution. This chapter illustrates the question with reference to three elements in the ritual of the word in the Catholic Eucharist: penitential rite, the Bible readings and the sermon.

Keywords: Bible; Catholic Eucharist; evolution; morality; penitential rite; religion; ritual; sermon

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