Information icon.svg At All things in moderation, we are currently voting on restrictions on the use of LLMs (chatbots) in RationalWiki. Reminder: you need to have at least 75 edits and to have been registered for at least three months to be eligible to vote.

Saving Darwin: How to be a Christian and Believe in Evolution

From RationalWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Christ died for
our articles about

Icon christianity.svg
Devil's in the details

Saving Darwin: How to be a Christian and Believe in Evolution is a theistic evolution book written by Karl Giberson. Giberson is a professor of physics at the Eastern Nazarene University. It was published in 2008 by HarperOne.


The book advocates Christian theistic evolution and opposes a literal reading of the Bible. The author also attacks creationism and atheism. According to Giberson, science and Christianity need not to be always at odds, and this is his attempt to unite them.[1] Giberson writes that both science and religion can be reconciled and also explains his abandonment of his family's fundamentalist creationism beliefs which he explains were unscientific.[2]


The book was written for a religious Christian audience and should not be read as a science book.[3] It received positive reviews from other theistic writers[4][5] but has been rejected by creationists and the intelligent design community for embracing evolution.[6] Glenn Branch in the Skeptical Inquirer gave the book a mixed review and said it would be enjoyed by Christians who accept evolution.[7]