4. Christian Responses to Darwinism in the Late Nineteenth Century

  1. J. B. Stump2 and
  2. Alan G. Padgett3
  1. Peter J. Bowler

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch4

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

How to Cite

Bowler, P. J. (2012) Christian Responses to Darwinism in the Late Nineteenth Century, 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.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Bethel College, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. Queen's University, Belfast, UK

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:

  • Christian responses to Darwinism, the late nineteenth century;
  • rise of “Creationism,” of the twentieth century;
  • Genesis story of creation;
  • “law of creation,” transmutation of pre-existing species;
  • Chambers, on the Creator's design, in the law of development;
  • Darwin's theory and impact, and the idea of evolution;
  • theory of natural selection, disturbing the religious thinkers;
  • role of sin, reinterpreted, in a worldview based on progress;
  • humanity's links with the animal kingdom, a difficult area;
  • eclipse of Darwinism, and re-emergence of the theory, in science

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Darwin's Impact

  • The Initial Response

  • Human Origins

  • The Eclipse of Darwinism

  • References

  • Further Reading