1. The development of Darwinian theory; 2. Moral and metaphysical assumptions; 3. Trying to live in nature; 4. The biology of sin; 5. Human identities; 6. The goals of goodness; 7. The end of humanity; 8. The covenant with all living creatures; 9. Conclusion. Cosmos and beyond.
A reasoned look at biological theory since Darwin.
'I much enjoyed reading this book, and appreciate its discursive, at times almost meditative, sweep - with the occasional ironical turn that acts as a barb on the reader's conscience.' Simon Conway-Morris, Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology, University of Cambridge 'Highly impressive ... beautifully written.' The Times Literary Supplement 'On almost every page of this thoughtful book there are distinctive, challenging and creative insights.' Theological Book Review 'Clark's book offers a unique and original contribution to the literature. While one may not agree in every respect with the final position that he elaborates, his witty, engaging and thought-provoking account is well worth taking seriously.' Theology and Science