Darwins Forgotten Defenders: The Encounter Between Evangelical Theology and Evolutionary Thought

Darwins Forgotten Defenders: The Encounter Between Evangelical Theology and Evolutionary Thought by David N. Livingstone 1573830933 9781573830935
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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 Darwins 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 eras leaders in science and technology had little trouble reconciling their conservative theological views to Darwins 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. Book jacket.

Author: David N. Livingstone

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 210

Publisher: Regent College Publishing

Publication Date: 1984-01-01


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