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In one of my classes we are discussing Jerry Coyne’s book Why Evolution is True, and during the discussion, I thought I remembered a book that deals with Darwin’s reception in the theological community in the nineteenth century. From what I remember, the author argued that the stereotypical hostile contrast between the two only came about due to the rise of fundamentalism in America. (This is all speaking from an American context, I think).

Anyways, I can’t remember the name of the book or the author, so I figured I’d post an inquiry to see if anybody knows. I know that this isn’t much to go on, but maybe someone who has more knowledge in this area can pick up on my vague recollections. I am fairly sure that this was a published dissertation. I distinctly remember stumbling across it on Amazon and writing it down, but that was a few years ago. I’ve done a little bit of looking, but am unsuccessful so far. Any help would be appreciated, even if it’s not directly related to the identity of the book or author.

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In keeping with the recent trend of insane Americal civil religious output, I offer this, courtesy of a friend’s facebook update.

I really hope that the author(s) of that entry are not as blinded to themselves as the entry makes it seem.

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