A Book that Shook the World: Essays on Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species

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University of Pittsburgh Pre, Oct 15, 1958 - Philosophy - 72 pages
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This collection features five essays from noted theologians, philosophers, geneticists, and biologists who discuss the sweeping impact of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species on their respective fields. This volume, edited by Ralph Buchsbaum, professor of biology at the University of Pittsburgh, was published to celebrate the centenary of Darwin's announcement in 1858, along with Alfred Russel Wallace, of their independent discovery of the process of natural selection. Darwin's book was published one year later.
 

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Contents

Darwin and the Idea of Evolution
1
The Causes of Evolution
13
Christianity and Darwins Revolution
30
The Concept of Evolution in Philosophy
38
Hinduism and the Idea of Evolution
48
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Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) taught for many years at Union Theological Seminary, in New York City, as well as lecturing and preaching all over the country. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964, he is the author of many books, including The Nature and Destiny of Man.

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