April 2009
volume 21 (1)

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Editorial: Rescuing Darwin

Denis Alexander
Pages: 2-2


The Reception of Darwinism in the Nineteenth Century: A Three Part Story

Edward J. Larson
Pages: 3-24


For over a century, historians and other scholars have debated the impact of ‘Darwinism’ on late nineteenth century biological and social thought. The general view holds that Darwinism quickly became ascendant in science and has remained so ever since. Recent scholarship points toward a more nuanced view in large part because of a growing appreciation of how the term was then understood. To the extent that Darwinism simply meant evolutionary descent with modification, then the general view remains widely accepted by historians. Virtually every laboratory biologist and field naturalist accepted the concept by 1880 and continues to do so. During the late nineteenth century, however, Darwin’s particular theory of evolution by natural selection, which was also commonly referred to as ‘Darwinism’, gradually lost ground to other scientific explanations for organic evolution. Further, despite Darwin’s passionate defence of it, any direct evolutionary link between human and animal nature remained highly controversial throughout the nineteenth century


The Boyle Lecture 2008: Psychologising and Neurologising about Religion: Facts, Fallacies and the Future

Malcolm Jeeves
Pages: 25-54


Psychology, Religion and Theology – A Response to Malcolm Jeeves

Fraser Watts
Pages: 55-60


Neuroscience and the Soul – A Response to Malcolm Jeeves

Peter Clarke
Pages: 61-64


Resonance and Dissonance – A Response to Malcolm Jeeves

Warren S. Brown
Pages: 65-71


Psychology, Neuroscience, Religion and Theology – Pruning the ‘isms’ and Defining the Conceptual Framework

Malcolm Jeeves
Pages: 72-78


Book reviews

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The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

Philip Clayton (ed.) Zachary Simpson (ass. ed.) (Christopher Southgate)
Pages: 79-80

The Deep Structure of Biology

Simon Conway Morris (ed.) (Graeme Finlay)
Pages: 81-82

The Fall of Man and the Foundations of Science

Peter Harrison (Lydia Jaeger)
Pages: 82-83

The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology

Alister E. McGrath (Philip Bligh)
Pages: 83-84

Why There Almost Certainly Is a God: Doubting Dawkins

Keith Ward (Rodney Holder)
Pages: 84-86

Alone in the World? Human Uniqueness in Science and Theology (The Gifford Lectures)

J. Wentzel van Huyssteen (Justin L. Barrett)
Pages: 86-87

Eminent Lives in Twentieth-Century Science & Religion

Nicolaas A. Rupke (ed.) (Geoffrey Cantor)
Pages: 87-88

Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?: Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will

Nancey Murphy & Warren S. Brown (Paul N. Markham)
Pages: 88-89

Evolution and Emergence: Systems, Organisms, Persons

Nancey Murphy and William R. Stoeger (eds.) (Celia Deane-Drummond)
Pages: 89-90

Roman Catholicism and Modern Science: A History

Don O’Leary (Cyprian Love)
Pages: 91-92

I Wish I Could Believe in Meaning and Purpose: A Response to Nihilism

Peter S. Williams (Peter Hampson)
Pages: 92-93

Problems in theology 4: science and religion

Jeff Astley, David Brown, Ann Loades (eds.) (Andrew Fox)
Pages: 93-94

The Day Without Yesterday: Lemaître, Einstein, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology

John Farrell (Simon Mitton)
Pages: 94-95

God, Chance and Purpose

David J. Bartholomew (Mark McCartney)
Pages: 95-96