Evolution and Religion (The Works of Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887)
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Evolution and Religion (The Works of Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887) by Henry W. Beecher

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Number of Pages440
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Open LibraryOL9365253M
ISBN 100781219256
ISBN 109780781219259

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He was an advocate of the theory of evolution and firmly believed that Christianity should adapt itself in the face of change. Volume 1 of Evolution and Religion (published in two volumes in , two years before his death) is a compilation of his lectures defending the science of evolution.   Evolution and religion may not be at war after all. True, the two may sometimes seem like incompatible, competing worldviews: evolutionary . The evolutionary origin of religions and religious behavior is a field of study related to evolutionary psychology, the origin of language and mythology, and cross-cultural comparison of the anthropology of subjects of interest include Neolithic religion, evidence for spirituality or cultic behavior in the Upper Paleolithic, and similarities in great ape behavior.   “The Evolution of Religion” is exactly what the title suggests, and beyond. It traces religion’s origins back to the first instincts of morality, through the archaic blossoming of polytheism, to the modern branching of creeds from the agnostic East to the monotheistic West. It also conducts an in-depth analysis of religion’s organic and /5(5).

  Evolution and Religion - Kindle edition by Graffin, Greg. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Evolution and Religion/5(5). This book raises several important issues about the uncomfortable relationship between evolution and religion, and through interviews it reveals the attitudes of the leaders in the field such as Richard Dawkins, Richard Lewontin, Ernst Mayr, and John Maynard Smith, among many others. Religion is a "kind of glue that holds society together," Dunbar wrote in "How Many Friends Does One Person Need?: Dunbar's Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks" (Harvard University Press, ). Theory of evolution Evolution of human beings over millions of years from ape-like ancestors. In , a British man called Charles Darwin. published a book called 'On the Origin of Species'.