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Evolution and Religion

Evolution and Religion
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  • Date Published: February 2010
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108000451

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About the Authors
  • Henry Ward Beecher, a nineteenth-century American Congregationalist pastor and journal editor, was a renowned public speaker active in campaigns against slavery and for social reform. He was an advocate of the theory of evolution and firmly believed that Christianity should adapt itself in the face of change. In Evolution and Religion (published in two volumes in 1885, two years before his death) he first discusses the implications of the 'new' evolutionary philosophy for various key Christian doctrines such as the divine nature, human sinfulness, the inspiration of the Bible, and divine providence, and then explores how evolutionism might affect the ethics and practice of Christianity. Beecher's charisma, enthusiasm and flamboyant oratory is evident even in print, and this book stands as a lasting testimony to this influential activist and thinker. It provides rich and enjoyable source material for historians of nineteenth-century science, religion and society.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108000451
    • length: 449 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 323 x 67 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I: Preface
    1. Evolution in human consciousness of the idea of God
    2. The two revelations
    3. The inspiration of the Bible
    4. The sinfulness of man
    5. The new birth
    6. Divine providence and design
    7. Evolution and the church
    Volume II: Introductory
    1. The manifold Christ
    2. The conversion of force
    3. The drift of the ages
    4. The hidden man
    5. The rest of God
    6. God's loving providence
    7. The New Testament theory of evolution
    8. God's goodness, man's salvation
    9. Poverty and the gospel
    10. God in the world
    11. Jesus the true ideal
    12. The growth of creation
    13. The battle of life
    14. The liberty of Christ
    15. Concord, not unison
    16. Liberty and the duty of the pulpit
    17. The vitality of God's truth.

  • Author

    Henry Ward Beecher

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