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Human Exceptionalism, John Calvin, and the Impulse to Worship

September 25th, 2008 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Modern evolutionary theory has brought the question of human exceptionalism back into our consciousness.  From a scientific standpoint, researchers have discovered startling similarities between humans and animals (though the dissimilarities are often overshadowed).  For some, "rational animal" no longer cuts it as a real distinction that makes humans special.

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.