On 27 December 1831, Charles Darwin boarded HMS Beagle in Plymouth and embarked on a voyage that would last nearly five years and, in other ways, a lifetime. Before the trip Darwin had been 'a sort of Christian': 'orthodox' in a conventional, rational, Anglican kind of way. What he experienced on the Beagle set him on a journey from Christianity, through theism, to the muddled agnosticism of his old age. Nick Spencer draws on Darwin's autobiography, manuscripts, notebooks and letters - as well as his world-famous ...

Darwin and God 2009, SPCK Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9780281060825

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