Boonville, NY (PressExposure) February 11, 2009 -- News of an upcoming international conference on "Biological Evolution" and the 150th anniversary of Darwinism has prompted the republication of a timeless classic book refuting the theory.
Preserving Christian Publications (PCP), a leading rare and classic Catholic bookseller, has republished the title "The Theory of Evolution Judged by Reason and Faith" by His Eminence Cardinal Ernesto Ruffini, previous Archbishop of Palermo. The title was judiciously selected for republication as an open rebuttal to the reignited interest in Darwinism. The movement is spawned in part by worldwide events marking the anniversary of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, and the subsequent commemoration of his "Origin of Species" theory.
The Vatican-sponsored conference slated for March 3 to 7 partners the Pontifical Council for Culture, Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University and the University of Notre Dame of Indiana. The event will include scientists, philosophers and theologians from around the world, but has been noted to exclude proponents of the anti-evolution position, and the significance of Cardinal Ruffini's book as response to that symposium.
A recognized classic "The Theory of Evolution Judged by Reason and Faith" was renowned among students of science, philosophy, history and theology for depth of wisdom and unusual clarity of its topic. When questioned on this out-of-print title's selection for republication, company president John Parrot simply stated "The time that has passed is irrelevant to the issue at hand. God does not change, neither does the truth. This title stands as a testament, and is reprinted true to the original content."
The volume supports evolution's refutation through the Cardinal's exploration of transformism - the evolution of the human body, not of the human soul. Ruffini uses the findings of embryology, anatomy, physiology, genetics and paleontology against ideas on evolution of both body and soul. The effort investigates each variety of the Evolution hypothesis in comprehensive detail. Weaknesses in scientific arguments noted to have supported the favoring of the theory of evolution of the human body are exposed or contested.
"We grasped this opportunity to raise awareness at a critical moment in the Catholic evolution debate," said Parrot. "Creationists deserve a voice in this conference to sustain a balanced outcome."
A resurgence in Catholic Tradition has led PCP to reprints of other books relative and essential to the ancient rite of the Mass, including the altar missal 'Missale Romanum' (1962), 'The Mass: A Study of the Roman Liturgy' (1930), and 'Learning the New Breviary' (1961), amongst others.