Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

ANTHROPOLOGICAL EVOLUTION

A view of human origins that believes that the human species gradually evolved from a lower animal organism. This view may or may not be part of a larger hypothesis, e.g., monistic or cosmic evolution. If separated from such hypotheses, it is tenable on Catholic grounds provided that: 1. divine providence is recognized as having specially directed the evolutionary process, 2. the human soul is held to have been uniquely created by God.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Toward a more vibrant Catholicism 3 hours ago
Saved by ordination 7 hours ago
Reparative therapy on the run 7 hours ago
Mandatory spacing of children: could it happen here? 11 hours ago
Reading The Diary of a Country Priest: Spiritual riches and poverty May 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days