The Selfless Gene: Living with God and Darwin

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Hodder & Stoughton, 2009 - Christian ethics - 270 pages
In THE SELFLESS GENE, Charles Foster assesses the claims of Neo-Darwinists and Young Earth Creationists, demonstrating that orthodox Christianity is not incompatible with what evolutionary biology says about our world. The real issue, he argues, centres around the ethical implications of natural selection, and what such a system based on selfishness, waste and death might say about the loving creator God of the Christian faith. Intelligent, provocative and accessible, THE SELFLESS GENE offers the prospect of a reasoned dialogue between faith and scientific study, and a reconciliation of what are popularly seen as two opposing worldviews.

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User Review  - madcurrin - LibraryThing

Gotta hand it to Charles Foster, he isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions of his creator. Not only that but he does so with wonderful, sparkling prose as he slowly unpacks the questions and answers ... Read full review

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User Review  - reidcardwell - LibraryThing

The premise of this book was to show how one can believe in God and believe in Darwin, however it fails miserably. The author confesses in his preface that he not a theologian and his sloppy handling ... Read full review


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Charles Foster is a writer, barrister and tutor in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Oxford and sits as a part-time judge in the criminal and civil courts. He read veterinary medicine and law at the University of Cambridge and has written, edited or contributed to thirty books. His two most recently published books are THE JESUS INQUEST (an inquiry into the historicity of the resurrection) and TRACKING THE ARK OF THE COVENANT. He writes regularly for many publications.

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