The Conception of the Creation of Man at the Beginning of the 21st Century

  • Michał Kosche The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Theology, PhD student
Keywords: creation of man; creationism; evolutionism; Church’s teaching


The great variety of conceptions of the genesis of man and the world is amazing. Even their classification is an extremely difficult thing, not to mention an attempt to assess their conformity to the teaching of the Church. According to the key accepted in the present article strictly theological theories (theological and biblical creationism) and progressive creationism aspire to be in conformity with the Catholic teaching. Theistic evolutionism also could be accepted on certain conditions and understood in a certain way, although the author expresses his skeptical attitude as to the possibility of presenting such an interpretation of it that still would not be progressive creationism, and would overcome all the aporias indicated in the analysis.