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The post-Darwinian controversies : a study of the Protestant struggle to come to terms with Darwin in Great Britain and America, 1870-1900

Author: James Richard Moore
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The Post-Darwinian Controversies offers an original interpretation of Protestant responses to Darwin after 1870, viewing them in a transatlantic perspective and as a constitutive part of the history  Read more...

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Named Person: Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Richard Moore
ISBN: 0521219892 9780521219891 0521285178 9780521285179
OCLC Number: 948993820
Description: XI, 514 p
Contents: Preface; Introduction: the terrain of revision; Part I. Historians and Historiography: 1. Draper, White, and the military metaphor; 2. Politics, polemics, and the military milieu; 3. Warfare's toll in historical interpretation; 4. Towards a non-violent history; Part II. Darwinism and Evolutionary Thought: 5. Darwinism in transition; 6. The challenge of Lamarckian evolution; 7. The vogue of Herbert Spencer; 8. Darwinism and Neo-Darwinism; Part III. Theology and Evolution: 9. Christian anti-Darwinism: the realm of certainty and fixity; 10. Christian Darwinism: the role of providence and progress; 11. Christian Darwinism: the relevance of orthodox theology; 12. Darwinism and Darwinisticism in theology; Conclusion; Notes to the text; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: James R. Moore.

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