9. Universal Darwinism: Natural Theology as an Evolutionary Outcome?

  1. Alister E. McGrath

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392524.ch9

Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology

Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology

How to Cite

McGrath, A. E. (2011) Universal Darwinism: Natural Theology as an Evolutionary Outcome?, in Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392524.ch9

Author Information

  1. King's College London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333435

Online ISBN: 9781444392524

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Keywords:

  • The Darwinian Paradigm and Cultural Development;
  • The God-Meme - Natural Theology and Cultural Replicators;
  • Religion - Evolutionary Adaptation or Spandrel?;
  • “natural theology”;
  • “cultural evolution”;
  • “Weismann barrier”;
  • “new science of culture”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Darwinian Paradigm and Cultural Development

  • The God-Meme: Natural Theology and Cultural Replicators

  • Religion: Evolutionary Adaptation or Spandrel?

  • Natural Theology and Evolutionary Theories of the Origins of Religion

  • Conclusion to Part III