Chapter

The Two Books

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150452
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195150457.003.0003
 The Two Books

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Using the theme of “two books” – nature and the Bible – this chapter surveys a century of contact between Christianity and evolutionary biology in the U.S., beginning with the antievolution crusades of the 1920s. It closes with the century‐end science‐and‐religion dialog, the new creationists, and new interest in ecology. It details developments in the theory and profession of evolutionary biology and the Protestant and Catholic responses.

Keywords: antievolution; Bible; biology; Catholic; Christianity; ecology; Protestant

Chapter.  8121 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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