Evolution and Ethics

Evolution and Ethics

Human Morality in Biological and Religious Perspective

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evolution. Certain to engage scholars, students, and general readers alike, Evolution and Ethics offers a balanced, levelheaded, constructive approach to an often divisive debate. Book jacket.
world-class scientists, philosophers, and theologians, this volume explores the central features of biological and religious accounts of human morality, introducing the leading theories and locating the key points of contention. Central to these discussions are the questions of whether human actions are ever genuinely selfless, whether there is something in the moral life that transcends biological function, and whether one can sensibly speak of an overall purpose to the course of
Christians frequently resist evolutionary theory, believing it to be incompatible with the core values of their tradition. But what exactly are the tensions between evolution and religious faith in the area of human morality? Evolution and Ethics examines the burning questions of human morality from the standpoint of Christian thought and contemporary biology, asking where the two perspectives diverge and where they may complement one another. Representing a significant dialogue between
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., c2004
ISBN: 0802826954 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 171.7 EVO
Characteristics: x, 339 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Schloss, Jeffrey
Clayton, Philip 1956-

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