The Epic of Evolution

The Epic of Evolution : Science and Religion in Dialogue

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For courses in Anthropology and Human Evolution.This collection of essays offers students the academic basis for discussing science and religion. The papers offer a better appreciation of the complexity of thinking in both scientific and religious traditions on evolution and the fertile common ground that is still in great need of more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 178 x 235 x 12.7mm | 540g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 013093318X
  • 9780130933188

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. The Epic of Evolution: Science and Religion in Dialogue. 2. Evolution and the Science and Religion Dialogue. II. COSMIC ORIGINS: EVOLUTION ON THE GRAND SCALE. 3. Cosmic Evolution. 4. The Cultural Significance of the Story of the Universe. III. MATTER TO MAMMALS: THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE ON EARTH. 5. Darwin and Darwinism in America: An Interview. 6. The Evolution of Life. IV. DARWIN AND NEO-DARWINISM. 7. The Mechanism of Evolution. 8. Neo-Darwinism in Theological Perspective. V. FROM LUCY TO LINUS: THE APPEARANCE OF HOMO SAPIENS. 9. Innovation in Human Evolution. 10. The Evolutionary Spirit: Brains, Language, and the Human Difference. 11. Theological Perspectives on Being Human. VI. THE JOURNEY TOWARD MEANING: THE EVOLUTION OF CULTURE, SOCIETY AND RELIGION. 12. Cultural Evolution and Biology: The Biocultural Evolution of Nutriculture. 13. The Origins of Religion: Cosmology and Cultivation. 14. The Spiritual Task of Religion in Culture. VII. SELFISH GENES AND SELF-GIVING LIVES: THE EVOLUTION OF ETHICS AND MORALITY. 15. Human Evolution: Biology, Culture and Ethics. 16. Sociobiology and Moral Discourse. 17. The Evolutionary Roots of Morality in Theological Perspective. VIII. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? 18. Human Impact on the Evolution of the Environment. 19. Science, Tradition and the Future. 20. The Story and the Dream: The Next Stage of the Evolutionary Epic. more