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Evolution and religion ... by Henry Ward Beecher

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Published by Fords, Howard & Hulbert in New York .
Written in English


  • Evolution.,
  • Religion and science -- 1860-1899.,
  • Sermons, American.

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Statementby Henry Ward Beecher
LC ClassificationsBL263 .B4
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24182018M
LC Control Number31014248

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  This book is a splendid—indeed ingenious—presentation of the fascinating questions evolution raises for religion and theology. In the form of a cleverly fashioned dialogue it also summarizes, in a most readable and entertaining way, the main answers now Cited by: 3. “The Evolution of Religion” is exactly what the title suggests, and beyond. It traces religion’s origins back to the first instincts of morality, through the archaic blossoming of polytheism, to the modern branching of creeds from the agnostic East to the monotheistic West. It also conducts an in-depth analysis of religion’s organic and Reviews: 7. The book stands out from other writings on evolution and religion, which tend to have a narrow focus (on cognition or ritual or mystical experience, for example) and to see religion as a unitary adaptation. In contrast, Kirkpatrick argues persuasively that religion is best explained by a confluence of several different evolved mechanisms, each Cited by: "Evolution and Belief is a great read. There is a lot of serious science, there is sensible thinking about religion, and above all there is a humility before the big questions that comes from strength of Cited by: 5.

This book identifies a number of quasi-religious belief systems which derive credibility from their association with science and evolution: 1) Social Darwinism 2) The "Superman" (in Nietzsche's sense), which today appears in forms like Transhumanism and the Singularity 3) The unstoppable ascent of human technical progress (what Midgley calls /5.   Religious capacity is a highly elaborate, neurocognitive human trait that has a solid evolutionary foundation. This book uses a multidisciplinary approach to describe millions of years of biological innovations that eventually give rise to the modern trait and its varied expression in humanity’s many religions. The authors present a scientific model and a central thesis that the brain organs. In his book, Finding Darwin's God, Miller argued that God could still be behind the randomness in evolution. As I point out in Quantum Gods, however, Miller's god is a "God who plays dice" that bears no resemblance to the Abrahamic God who plays a very active role in the universe and in human : Victor Stenger.   Very often, it seems as though evolution and religion must be locked in a desperate struggle of life and death -- and for some religious beliefs, perhaps that impression is accurate. However, the fact that some religions and some religious dogmas are not entirely compatible with evolutionary biology does not mean that the same must be true for all religions or religion generally, nor does it.

“ Religion in Human Evolution is an immensely ambitious book on a topic only a scholar of Robert Bellah’s stature could dare to tackle. It attempts no less than to explain human biological as well as cultural evolution in one sweep, beginning with early hominids and ending with the ‘axial age.’. Evolution and religion: NOOK Books. 1 - 20 of 26 results. Grid View Grid. List View List. Add to Wishlist. QUICK ADD. Deep Truth. by Gregg Braden. NOOK Book $ Available Immediately After Purchase. Add to Wishlist. QUICK ADD. Evolution Breaking the by Perry Marshall. NOOK Book .   This book takes the form of a dialogue between four possible positions on the relationship between science and religion: 1) A scientist, who takes the stance that science and religion are at unbridgeable conflict with each other, 2) A historian and philosopher of science, who believes that science and religion are both valuable, but must occupy non-overlapping spheres, 3) An Episcopalian /5. Evolution, Chance, and God: Understanding the Relationship between Evolution and Religion - Ebook written by Brendan Sweetman. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Evolution, Chance, and God: Understanding the Relationship between Evolution and Religion.