Although Wallace was not a Christian, Rev. John Magens Mello’s essay places Wallace’s ideas within a specifically Christian context.
What would surprise Wallace the most were he to be transported to this world 98 years later? At least seven things come to mind.
Germany was not the only nation captivated by a plan to give Darwinian evolution a proactive “helping hand.”
At first glance, that question may appear to pose an enigma. For the position that Charles Darwin believed in God is completely untenable. Yet it is certainly also true that Darwin was no arch-atheist.
Darwin had already won his man over — reading the book was almost superfluous. Of course Darwin was delighted by Kingsley’s fawning support.