The Romance of Evolution, and Its Relation to Religion

The Romance of Evolution, and Its Relation to Religion

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The Romance of Evolution, and Its Relation to Religion

The Romance of Evolution, and Its Relation to Religion

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The writer of these essays was a vigorous thinker and a man of conspicuous gifts of public speech. Through his love for natural beauty he was early led into scientific research and he made himself one of the most convincing of the interpreters of the philosophy of evolution. He combined a scientific habit of mind with a deep interest in spiritual realities. He was independent in judgment, sincere in utterance and vivid and picturesque in his capacity to translate truth into terms of life.

John C. Kimball was born at Ipswich, Mass., on the 23d of May, 1832. He graduated at Amherst College in 1854 and after teaching for several years entered the Harvard Divinity School where he graduated in 1859. From 1860 to 1871 he was the minister of the First Parish Church in Beverly, Mass., though during two of these years he served as chaplain of the Eighth Massachusetts Volunteers. For two years he did effective pioneer work on the Northwest coast, and then returned to New England to hold pastorates of five years at . . .

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