22. Darwinism and Atheism

A Marriage Made in Heaven?

  1. J. B. Stump2 and
  2. Alan G. Padgett3
  1. Michael Ruse

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch22

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

How to Cite

Ruse, M. (2012) Darwinism and Atheism, in The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (eds J. B. Stump and A. G. Padgett), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Bethel College, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. Florida State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335712

Online ISBN: 9781118241455

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Keywords:

  • Darwinism and atheism, and Darwinian acceptance of the Big Bang;
  • relationship, between Darwinism and atheism;
  • natural selection, and change adapted as an advantage;
  • clashes, of claims in the Holy Bible and those of Darwinians;
  • Darwinism, rule of law into the area of organic origins;
  • The Christian, contention of evils, as a result of natural causes;
  • Darwinism, as implying atheism, being a misnomer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biblical Literalism

  • Miracles

  • Design

  • Morality

  • Original Sin

  • Natural Evil

  • Contingency

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further Reading