The Creation-evolution Debate: Historical Perspectives - George H. Shriver Lecture Series in Religion in American History (Paperback)Edward J. Larson (author)
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Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 88
Weight: 118 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 7 mm
In these sprightly lectures the distinguished historian of science Larson introduces us to the nineteenth-century debates over Darwinism, the Scopes trial, the rising tide of 'Intelligent Design, ' and the declining beliefs of scientists. If you don't have the time or inclination to read the shelves of works on these topics, this excellent little book is your salvation.--Ronald L. Numbers "University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School "
Ever since Darwin published his Origin of Species in 1859, the battle over evolution has engaged churchmen and scientists alike, both pro and con. With deft and concise strokes Larson limns this fraught scene. Here the skills of a legal scholar and Pulitzer Prize-winning author are combined to bring historical context and clarity to an issue that still rends our national fabric.--Owen Gingerich "author of God's Universe "
[A] handy and timely volume . . . Designed for a broad audience . . . the writing is lucid and concise, and a general reader could easily finish it in a short afternoon in a comfy chair or a long commute on an uncomfortable train. . . . Engaging, compelling, and insightful . . . A dandy fifty-five page sketch to the debates . . . It is an excellent choice for general readers interested in a brief overview of the subject.--Journal of Southern Religion
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