The problem of war: Darwinism, Christianity, and their battle to understand human conflict

Darwinian evolutionary theory is one of the brightest jewels in the crown of science; yet it has been highly controversial since its first appearance in the Origin of Species in 1859. Well known is the opposition of so many Christians, an opposition that shows little sign of abating today. 'The...

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Main Author: Ruse, Michael 1940-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2018
Series/Journal:Oxford scholarship online
Further subjects:B Darwin, Charles 1809-1882 Influence
B Social Darwinism
B War Religious aspects Christianity
B Darwin, Charles ; 1809-1882 ; Influence
B War ; Religious aspects ; Christianity
B War Psychological aspects
B War ; Psychological aspects
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System; OUP)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:Darwinian evolutionary theory is one of the brightest jewels in the crown of science; yet it has been highly controversial since its first appearance in the Origin of Species in 1859. Well known is the opposition of so many Christians, an opposition that shows little sign of abating today. 'The Problem of War' argues that the roots of the unease lie not simply (as many think) in a straight clash between science and religion, but more deeply in the fact that, while professional biologists are producing first-class science, Darwinism has always had a somewhat darker side where it functions as a secular religion, a form of humanism, directly challenging Christianity
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Previously issued in print: 2018
Zielgruppe - Audience: Specialized
ISBN:0190867604
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190867577.001.0001