Can a Darwinian be a Christian? : the relationship between science and religion

This book, first published in 2000, adopts a balanced perspective on the subject to offer a serious examination of both Darwinism and Christianity. He covers a wide range of topics, from the Scopes Monkey Trial to claims about the religious significance of extraterrestrials. He deals with major figu...

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Main Author: Ruse, Michael 1940-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2000.
Further subjects:B Religion and science
B Darwin, Charles
B Evolution (Biology) Religious aspects Christianity
B Evolution (Biology) Philosophy
B Creationism
B Darwin, Charles 1809-1882
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9780521631440
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Summary:This book, first published in 2000, adopts a balanced perspective on the subject to offer a serious examination of both Darwinism and Christianity. He covers a wide range of topics, from the Scopes Monkey Trial to claims about the religious significance of extraterrestrials. He deals with major figures in the current science/religion debate and considers in detail the claims of the new creationism, revealing some surprising parallels between Darwinian materialists and traditional thinkers such as St. Augustine. Michael Ruse argues that, although it is at times difficult for a Darwinian to embrace Christian belief, it is by no means inconceivable. At the same time he suggests ways in which a Christian believer should have no difficulty accepting evolution in general, and Darwinism in particular.
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ISBN:0511803079
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511803079