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Darwin's forgotten defenders : the encounter between evangelical theology and evolutionary thought

Author: David N Livingstone
Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia : Regent College Publishing, 1997. ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first systematic investigation of the response of evangelical intellectuals in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to Darwin's evolutionary theories. Despite evidence to the contrary, many people continue to believe that warfare between science and religion over the issue of evolution broke out as soon as Darwin published The Origin of the Species in 1859. In fact, as David Livingstone  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David N Livingstone
ISBN: 1573830933 9781573830935 1553610172 9781553610175
OCLC Number: 46628613
Description: xii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: In perspective --
Reflections on a revolution --
Servants of science and scripture --
Darwin and the divines --
The great divide --
Retrospect and prospect.
Responsibility: by David N. Livingstone.

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This book is the first systematic investigation of the response of evangelical intellectuals in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to Darwin's evolutionary theories. Despite evidence to the contrary, many people continue to believe that warfare between science and religion over the issue of evolution broke out as soon as Darwin published The Origin of the Species in 1859. In fact, as David Livingstone points out, a substantial number of that era's leaders in science and technology had little trouble reconciling their conservative theological views to Darwin's new theories. The author contends that the sort of pitched battle being waged by the "creationist" movement today has its roots not in the evangelical heritage of the nineteenth century but in the fundamentalism that emerged during the early decades of the twentieth century. This study, which sheds new light on previously neglected aspects of the Darwinian controversies, should have appeal for all who are interested in the relationship between science and religion. -- from back cover.
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