According to British scholar Conor Cunningham, the debate today between religion and evolution has been hijacked by extremists: on one side stand fundamentalist believers who reject evolution outright; on the opposing side are fundamentalist atheists who claim that Darwin's theory rules out the possibility of God.
Both sides are dead wrong, argues Cunningham, who is at once a Christian and a firm believer in the theory of evolution. In Darwin's Pious Idea Cunningham puts forth a trenchant, compelling case for both creation and evolution, drawing skillfully on an array of philosophical, theological, historical, and scientific sources to buttress his arguments.
Conor Cunningham is assistant director of the Centre ofTheology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, England, author of Genealogy of Nihilism, andcoeditor (with Peter M. Candler Jr.) of the Interventionsseries. Cunningham also wrote and presented the acclaimedBBC documentary Did Darwin Kill God? whichoriginally aired in March 2009.