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Monkey trials and gorilla sermons : evolution and Christianity from Darwin to intelligent design

Author: Peter J Bowler
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Series: New histories of science, technology, and medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the beginning, Darwin's dangerous idea has been a snake in the garden, denounced from pulpits then and now as incompatible with the central tenets of Christian faith. Recovered here is the less well-known but equally long history of thoughtful engagement and compromise on the part of liberal theologians. Peter J. Bowler doesn't minimize the hostility of many of the faithful toward evolution, but he reveals the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bowler, Peter J.
Monkey trials and gorilla sermons.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)647289227
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Bowler
ISBN: 9780674026155 0674026152 9780674032200 0674032209
OCLC Number: 122261583
Awards: Nominated for Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize 2008
Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The myths of history --
Setting the scene --
Darwin and his bulldog --
The eclipse of Darwinism --
Modern debates.
Series Title: New histories of science, technology, and medicine.
Responsibility: Peter J. Bowler.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_38811
991000953819705351

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Reveals the existence of a long tradition within the churches that sought to reconcile Christian beliefs with evolution by finding reflections of the divine in scientific explanations for the origin  Read more...
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