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Evolution : its nature, its evidences, and its relation to religious thought

Author: Joseph LeConte
Publisher: New York : D. Appleton, 1891.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., revView all editions and formats

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901.
New York, D. Appleton and Co., 1891
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph LeConte
OCLC Number: 1469876
Notes: First ed. (1888) published under title: Evolution and its relation to religious thought.
Includes index.
Description: xxii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Part I: What is evolution? --
Its scope and definition --
The relation of Louis Agassiz to the theory of evolution. Part II: Evidences of the truth of evolution --
General evidences of evolution as a universal law --
Special proofs of evolution --
The grades of the factors of evolution and the order of their appearance --
Special proofs from the general laws of animal structure, or comparison in the taxonomic series --
Proofs from homologies of the vertebrate skeleton --
Homologies of the articulate skeleton --
Proofs from embryology, or comparison in the ontogenic series --
Proofs from geographical distribution of organisms --
Proofs from variation of organic forms, artificial and natural. Part III: The relation of evolution to religious thought --
Introductory --
The relation of evolution to materialism --
The relation of God to nature --
The relation of man to nature --
The relation of God to man --
The objection, that the above view implies Pantheism, answered --
Some logical consequences of the doctrine of divine immanency --
Relation of evolution to the idea of the Christ --
The relation of evolution to the problem of evil.
Responsibility: by Joseph Le Conte.


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