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Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology | [Alister E. McGrath]

Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology

Darwinism and the Divine examines the implications of evolutionary thought for natural theology, from the time of publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species to current debates on creationism and intelligent design. A thought-provoking exploration of 21st-century views on evolutionary thought and natural theology, written by the world-renowned theologian and best-selling author.
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Darwinism and the Divine examines the implications of evolutionary thought for natural theology, from the time of publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species to current debates on creationism and intelligent design.

  • Questions whether Darwin's theory of natural selection really shook our fundamental beliefs, or whether they served to transform and illuminate our views on the origins and meaning of life.
  • Identifies the forms of natural theology that emerged in 19th-century England and how they were affected by Darwinism.
  • The most detailed study yet of the intellectual background to William Paley's famous and influential approach to natural theology, set out in 1802.
  • Brings together material from a variety of disciplines, including the history of ideas, historical and systematic theology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, sociology, and the cognitive science of religion.
  • Considers how Christian belief has adapted to Darwinism, and asks whether there is a place for design both in the world of science and the world of theology.

A thought-provoking exploration of 21st-century views on evolutionary thought and natural theology, written by the world-renowned theologian and best-selling author.

©2011 Alister E. McGrath (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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    "a broad sweeping book , helpful"

    this is a great book for anyone who kinda knows evolution is true but wants to accommodate that in their christian faith
    it confirmed most of what i believed but would have saved me 5 years of thought and study if id come to it earlier
    one sour note.. the narrator seems to not understand the broader sweep of the narrative.. he reads ok and inflects on a surface level ok but i found it hard to follow

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