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Newman Studies Journal

Volume 8, Issue 2, Fall 2011

Ryan Vilbig
Pages 52-61
DOI: 10.5840/nsj20118224

John Henry Newman’s View of the “Darwin Theory”

John Henry Newman (1801–1890) is well known for An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine (1845), while Charles Darwin (1809–1882) is famous for On the Origin of Species (1859). Although many Victorian theologians and ecclesiastics attacked Darwin’s theory of evolution, this essay shows that Newman considered evolution compatible with Christianity.