Utility or Glory? Charles Darwin and the Apostles’ Creed

In this lecture the Rev. Dr. David Widdicombe compares Darwin’s latitudinarian Anglicanism and the metaphysical assumptions implicit in his scientific perspective to the vastly different Incarnational/Trinitarian and contemplative cosmology of the early Church.

This lecture was given on Thursday, September 12, 7:30 p.m. at Saint Margaret’s Anglican Church. Listen to the lecture below and explore the book list relating to the lecture.

Primary Sources Pre-Modern

Image of Cur Deus Homo
Image of Summa Theologiae: A Concise Translation
Image of The Confessions
Image of The Literal Meaning of Genesis Vol. 1
Image of Against Hermogenes
Image of On The Resurrection of The Flesh

Primary Sources Modern

Image of The Education of Henry Adams
Image of The Origin of Species
Image of On the Genealogy of Morals: A Polemic. By way of clarification and supplement to my last book Beyond Good and Evil (Oxford World's Classics)
Image of An Exposition of the Creed. by ... John Pearson, ... a New Edition. Volume 1 of 2
Image of An Exposition of the Creed. by ... John Pearson, ... a New Edition. Volume 2 of 2
Image of Natural Theology (Oxford World's Classics)

Primary Sources Articles

Dobzhansky, Theodosius. ‘Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.’ The American Biology Teacher, March 1973.

Dobzhansky, Theodosius. The Biology of Ultimate Concern. New York: The New American Library, 1967.

Galileo Galilei, Letter to Madame Christina of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany: Concerning the Use of Biblical Quotations in Matters of Science (1615), [translation and footnotes by Stillman Drake, and confronted with the original Italian source Lettera a Cristina di Lorena, Granduchessa di Toscana, in Opere , edited by Antonio Favaro, Giunti-Barbera, Firenze 1968, vol. V, pp. 309-34].