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Evolution and Religion

Volume 1. Part I. Eight Sermons, Discussing the Bearings of the Evolutionary Philosophy on the Fundamental Doctrines of Evangelical Christianity


  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108000208

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  • 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. Volume 1 of Evolution and Religion (published in two volumes in 1885, two years before his death) is a compilation of his lectures defending the science of evolution. In them, he 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 asserts that change will only help and not hinder religious thought. 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.

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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108000208
    • length: 152 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.19kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

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    Henry Ward Beecher

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