Darwin's Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-darwinists and Creationists Both Get it Wrong

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William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2010 - Religion - 543 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  - John Leonard - Goodreads

Cunningham's argument advocating theistic evolution is rather comprehensive. I would not classify this book as light reading. Though I don't agree with all of the conclusions reached by the author ... Read full review

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User Review  - Harold Smithson (Suicide punishable by Death) - Goodreads

Evolution is kind of a stress point in my life right now. On one hand, I have a profound love of science and on the other hand, I have a profound respect and tolerance for religious faith. So I'm ... Read full review


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Conor Cunningham is assistant director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, England, author of Genealogy of Nihilism, and coeditor (with Peter M. Candler Jr.) of the Interventions series. Cunningham also wrote and presented the acclaimed BBC documentary Did Darwin Kill God? which originally aired in March 2009.

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