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Charles Darwin’s Religious Views

by David Herbert
Kitchener, Canada: Joshua Press, 2009. 174 pages.

Far from being a scholarly treatment, reviewer Marc-André Lachance warns, Charles Darwin’s Religious Views is “a deception, a carrier wave for a disparaging message; not entirely surprising, as Herbert is candid enough to confess his allegiance to biblical inerrancy and the resultant frame of mind.” Redefining terms, pigeonholing views, and ignoring context, Herbert treats evolution as a religion with natural selection its divinity. Lachance concludes, “those curious to see yet another muddled religionist’s attempt to conflate science and religion in a vain hope of discrediting one of our greatest thinkers will be well served by Herbert’s recycled musings.”