Darwin's Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong

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Eerdmans Publishing Company, Dec 3, 2010 - Religion - 580 pages
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According to British scholar Conor Cunningham, the debate today between religion and evolution has been hijacked by extremists: on one side stand fundamentalist believers who reject evolution outright; on the opposing side are fundamentalist atheists who claim that Darwin s theory rules out the possibility of God.

Both sides are dead wrong, argues Cunningham, who is at once a Christian and a firm believer in the theory of evolution. In Darwin s Pious Idea Cunningham puts forth a trenchant, compelling case for both creation and evolution, drawing skillfully on an array of philosophical, theological, historical, and scientific sources to buttress his arguments.

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User Review  - Brian Hill - Goodreads

Great review of Darwinism, its implications for theology, and its limitations. Writing was especially rough and often difficult to follow. The best part of reading this book was the intense and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Moss - Goodreads

A demolition of Darwinism spread into the areas of psychology and society where it can only give a very one-sided and distorted picture of the reality. A valiant effort to ground knowledge and life into Christian theology. The book took me a huge effort to read but repaid this well. Read full review


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Conor Cunningham is the assistant director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham.

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