I am proud to present the entire text of this remarkable book. I hope it will be widely read, and I hope thereby Mivart will attain his proper place in history next to Charles Darwin. The conversion to text from the scans was completed in April of 2004. I would be grateful if you would inform me of any errors.
This site has a digitized full text copy of St. George Mivart's key work "The Genesis of Species." In the years after Darwin's publication of "The Origin of Species" and the "Descent of Man," scientists, philosophers and theologians argued over the meaning and consequences of natural selection. St. George Mivart attempted to walk the middle line between pure Darwinists and creationists, describing a middle concept, "special creation." Mivart was ostracized by the Darwinian party, and excommunicated by the Catholic Church. Ironically, the core of Mivart's theory is now the Catholic position on natural selection and evolution. This book is the earliest complete statement of Mivart's theory. Unfortunately, the text is in static PDF format and not searchable.