Can a Darwinian be a Christian?: The Relationship between Science and Religion

Can a Darwinian be a Christian?: The Relationship between Science and Religion

by Michael Ruse
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521637163

ISBN-13: 9780521637169

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Can someone who accepts Darwin's theory of natural selection subscribe at the same time to the basic tenets of Christianity? Adopting a balanced perspective on the subject, Michael Ruse argues that, although it is at times difficult for a Darwinian to embrace Christian belief, it is not inconceivable. Ruse has produced an important contribution to a sometimes

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Can someone who accepts Darwin's theory of natural selection subscribe at the same time to the basic tenets of Christianity? Adopting a balanced perspective on the subject, Michael Ruse argues that, although it is at times difficult for a Darwinian to embrace Christian belief, it is not inconceivable. Ruse has produced an important contribution to a sometimes overheated debate for anyone interested in seeking an informed and judicious guide to these issues. Michael Ruse is professor of philosophy and zoology at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He is the author of many books on evolutionary biology. In addition, he has published several hundred articles and many book reviews. He is the editor of the Cambridge Series in the Philosophy of Biology and founding editor of the journal IBiology & Philosophy. Hb ISBN (2000): 0-521-63144-0

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ISBN-13:
9780521637169
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue; 1. Darwinism; 2. Christianity; 3. Origins; 4. Humans; 5. Naturalism; 6. Design; 7. Pain; 8. Extraterrestrials; 9. Christian ethics; 10. Social Darwinism; 11. Social biology; 12. Freedom and determinism; Epilogue.

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