Did Darwin support Christian missions? According to a new study, the answer is yes.
More than a century after his death, people are still trying to understand Charles Darwin. And a new report says those who label him anti-religion are wrong. The 19th Century English biologist famous for his theory of evolution supported Christian missionary work his entire adult life, reports a cultural historian….
Darwin was moved by missionary efforts to help people in Tahiti and New Zealand, Graham concludes. “What’s interesting is that it shows Darwin was a man who could change his mind after looking into something,” he says….
Darwin never was hostile to religion, even though he died an agnostic, Graham adds. His wife and children attended church without his objections, and he was “a rather nice, timid gentleman living a quiet life,” Graham says