The Selfless Gene: Living with God and Darwin (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Feb 2, 2010 - Religion - 304 pages
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If evolutionary theory is correct, what does that say about creator God?

Ever since the famous debate on Darwinism between Huxley and Wilberforce in 1860, there has been little real conversation between the scientific community and much of the Christian world. This book offers the prospect of reconciliation between what are seen as two opposing worldviews.

With remarkable insight and skill, Foster shows that most evolutionary theory and its consequences are easily reconciled with Christian orthodoxy and explores the ethical problems of natural selection in a fresh and invigorating way.

Charles Foster insists on getting to the heart of the topic and succeeds through a scientific and biblical analysis that is second to none. The Selfless Gene has the potential to become required reading for theologians and laypeople alike.
  

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Review: The Selfless Gene: Living with God and Darwin

User Review  - Rama - Goodreads

A debate about natural selection and intelligent design Darwin's theory of evolution and Genesis are not compatible, but few biologists and many theologians have found a common ground to give ... Read full review

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The Selfless Gene: Living with God and Darwin by Charles Foster In this book, the author tries to both explain and reconcile some of the positions of two widely separated intellectual camps- those of ... Read full review

Contents

The Tangled Bank
1
A Tale of Two Cities and Two Bigotries
15
Whos Right? Evidence and the Lack of It
31
Caring and Sharing The Evolution of Altruism and Community
97
The Biology of Awe The Evolution of Religion
117
The Tangled Book The Creation Accounts in Genesis
124
The Ethical Problem And It Was Very Good
148
Vegetarian Lions and Fallen Angels Solutions to the Ethical Problem
166
The Ape in the Image Human Evolution and the Book of Genesis
201
Living with God and Darwin
233
Notes
239
Select Bibliography
269
Index
275
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About the author (2010)

During the Second World War, Charles Foster visited Hollywood on leave and established lifelong friendships with many of the Canadians he now writes about. Later, he wrote comedy material for many TV shows and for comedians like Bob Hope and Jack Benny. His first book, "Stardust and Shadows", drew critical acclaim.

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