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Leading Christians embrace evolution in new series

Rev. Michael Dowd to host historic dialogues about the future of faith

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - On January 15th, Rev. Michael Dowd — the minister who made headlines across America with his bestselling book, Thank GOD for EVOLUTION — will launch an historic series of online roundtable discussions for leading Christians to talk about evolution and the future of their faith.

The unprecedented series is bringing together leading Christian evolutionaries ranging from Catholic nuns to Nobel Prize-wining scientists, to talk about where they find common ground, instead of debating differences.

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This Christmas, Christianity evolves

  • Rev. Michael Dowd convene diverse Christian leaders who see science as sacred
  • to host free podcasts and seminars

This Christmas season, bestselling author and evolutionary evangelist Rev. Michael Dowd is having an online revival of sorts, and pitching what may be the biggest tent yet for fellow Christians who embrace evolution and honor science:

As a sequel to his breakthrough book Thank God for Evolution (Viking/Plume), Rev. Dowd is hosting and producing a living library of free podcasts and live panels with preeminent Christians on the leading edge of science and religion, where mythic beliefs and measurable reality collide.

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“The New Atheists and scriptural literalists are not the only games in town,” says Dowd. “In contrast to Richard Dawkins’ God-less universe, tens of millions of us in the middle celebrate both Jesus and Darwin. For us, religious faith is strengthened by what God is revealing through science.”

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Michael Dowd to Christian Church: New Atheists are God’s Prophets

Bestselling author launches radical new sermon series in Oklahoma

Rev. Michael Dowd, controversial author of the bestselling book Thank God for Evolution, is bringing a radical new sermon series to pulpits across America in what may be his boldest message yet to fellow Christians: “The New Atheists are God’s prophets, and believers need to listen up.”

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Christian evangelist calls on believers to accept evolution

Origin of Species turns 150; Plume publishes Thank GOD for EVOLUTION

As museums and universities the world over prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species this fall, evangelist Michael Dowd is on a mission to help fellow Christians accept evolution.

Dubbed an ‘evolutionary evangelist’ by Discover magazine, Michael Dowd is a traveling preacher with an unorthodox message: “Evolution is God’s will and humanity’s salvation, and contrary to popular belief, Armageddon and the Apocalypse are not inevitable.”

His new book Thank GOD for EVOLUTION–published in paperback this summer by Plume–celebrates science as sacred and has been publicly praised by religious leaders from priests to rabbis, and prominent scientists, including 6 Nobel Prize winners–a NASA senior astrophysicist among them.

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Plume publishes paperback with new author introduction

Evolutionary thinking is the zeitgeist of the 21st century. Not since the Copernican Revolution have we experienced comparable revelations about the natural world and our place in the universe. How will society ultimately reconcile science and religion? "Marry them!" exclaims Reverend Michael Dowd, author of Thank GOD for EVOLUTION: How The Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World (Plume; May 2009; ISBN: 978-0-452-29534-6).

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