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"Darwin's account of random variations, coupled with his survival-of-the-fittest selection process, posed a critical problem for many Christians who retained a teleological view of nature." Chapter 1, pg. 17

"Modernists viewed their creed as a means to save Christianity form irrelevancy in the face of recent developments in literary higher criticism and evolutionary thinking in the social sciencesÂ…Conceding human (rather than divine) authorship for scripture and evolutionary development (rather than revelational truth) for Christianity, modernists nevertheless claimed that the Bible represented valid human perceptions of how God acted. Under this view, the precise historical and scientific accuracy of scripture did not matter. Judeo-Christian ethical teachings and individual religious sentiments could still be 'true' in a realm beyond the 'facts' of history and science." Chapter 2, pg. 33-34

"Yet ACLU leaders saw the new Tennessee statute in a different light, one that made it stand out as a threat to freedom...

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