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The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”,  Part 1

Darwin’s Pious Idea

This six-part series, written by John Wesley Wright, engages in a review of Darwin’s Pious Idea, a book by Conor Cunningham. Wright affirms Cunningham’s refusal to “correlate scientific findings directly with the biblical so that one or the other has to give.” According to Wright, Darwin’s Pious Idea is a powerful work that “will require new mediating thoughts, rethinking the issues again and again in taking all things to Christ.”

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The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”,  Part 1

The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”,  Part 1

For years I have spent Tuesday nights distributing food to those who live on the streets and hotels in downtown San Diego. In order to show that it is the church present, not some benevolent humanism, I always wear a clerical collar when I am on the streets.
January 04, 2011 
John Wesley Wright 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
69
 
The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”, Part 2

The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”, Part 2

Conor Cunningham has entered fully into the evolution discourse by probing contested areas of biological research that question what he calls “ultra-Dawinianism” or “vulgar Darwinianism”.
January 18, 2011 
John Wesley Wright 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
38
 
The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”, Part 3

The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”, Part 3

Cunningham argues that we need the “biology of being” within which to place the “biology of becoming” of the neo-Darwinian synthesis.
January 28, 2011 
John Wesley Wright 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
78
 
The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”, Part 4

The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”, Part 4

If science attempts to become a theory of everything, it ironically loses the very matter that it seeks to investigate – and the reason for doing science and even the scientist herself!
February 23, 2011 
John Wesley Wright 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
49
 
The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”, Part 5

The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”, Part 5

Secular readers might find the chapter confusing for its strong emphasis on Jesus Christ as witnessed to in the Christian Scripture as the key to sustaining evolutionary science.
March 11, 2011 
John Wesley Wright 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
3
 
The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”, Part 6

The Biologos Foundation and “Darwin’s Pious Idea”, Part 6

For readers who have followed my series, it will come as no surprise that I think that Cunningham’s work exemplifies the mission of the Biologos Foundation.
March 25, 2011 
John Wesley Wright 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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