Duelling Dualisms

Darwin’s Pious Idea
Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong
Conor Cunningham
Eerdmans, $34.99, 580 pp.

Conor Cunningham’s Darwin’s Pious Idea is a big book with big aspirations. It expects its readers to know something about philosophy, science, and theology. For those who do, it proposes a way to integrate these bodies of knowledge into a single worldview.

Cunningham’s subtitle pits his argument against “Ultra-Darwinists” and creationists, but his real target is what he thinks these two opposed groups have in common: dualism. According to dualists, the material stuff that...

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About the Author

John Rose is a doctoral student at Princeton Theological Seminary.