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Evolution and Dogma

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  • Date Published: September 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108004589

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  • This 1896 volume by Reverend J. A. Zahm, a professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, considers the Catholic theological tradition as it relates to evolution. The author discusses Darwin's theory of evolution in detail, and traces the debate between theologians and scientists back to the early days of evolutionary theory. He compares late nineteenth-century evolutionary theory and the beliefs of the Catholic church, carefully evaluating the arguments and probing errors and misconceptions in theory and terminology. He also attempts to shed light on the little-understood relations between evolutionism and Christianity as a whole, and discusses whether a person of any Christian denomination can be an evolutionist. Zahm's thoughtful work is considered to be one of the most important volumes on evolution ever written by a Catholic.

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    • Date Published: September 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108004589
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Evolution, Past and Present:
    1. Nature and scope of evolution
    2. Early evolutionary views
    3. Fossils and giants
    4. Spontaneous generation and scientific discovery
    5. From Lord Bacon to Charles Darwin
    6. Controversy and progress
    7. Evidences of evolution
    8. Objections against evolution
    Part II. Evolution and Dogma:
    9. Misconceptions of theory, errors in doctrine and mistakes in terminology
    10. Monism and evolution
    11. Agnosticism and evolution
    12. Theism and evolution
    13. The origin and nature of life
    14. The Simian origin of man
    15. Teleology, old and new
    16. Retrospect, reflections and conclusions.

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    John Augustine Zahm

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