Appeared in: Volume 7, Number 6
Published on: June 10, 2012
The Evolution of Religion

While atheists and offended believers have been holding the equivalent of a dorm room bull session over the role of religion in society, evolutionary biology has emerged as a beacon of understanding. Two recent books attempt to turn that potential into reality.

Charles Mathewes teaches religious studies at the University of Virginia. His most recent book is The Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times (Eerdmans, 2010).

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