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The Post-Darwinian Controversies

by James R. Moore
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. 528 pages.

Originally published in 1979, The Post-Darwinian Controversies contains three parts: a historiographical essay on the idea of the war between science and religion, a summary of the scientific debates over Darwin and evolution, and a novel analysis of the theological reactions to Darwin's ideas, centering on a detailed treatment of twenty-eight nineteenth-century theologians. Moore's book was described by Ronald L. Numbers in Isis as "one of the best [books] on the historical relations of science and religion and definitely the best on evolution and theology ... the most intelligent and most wide-ranging (both geographically and chronologically) study of evolution and theology to date."