"The one absolutely impossible conception of God, in the present day, is that which represents Him as an occasional visitor. Science had pushed the deist's God farther and farther away, and at the moment when it seemed as if He would be thrust out altogether, Darwinism appeared, and, under the guise of a foe, did the work of a friend."
Aubrey Moore, "The Christian doctrine of God," Lux mundi: a series of studies in the religion of the Incarnation (London: John Murray, 1889), 99.
I was put onto this by Denis Alexander, "Not so selfish gene," Times literary supplement no. 5792 (April 4, 2014), 29. Which is to say that I have not read the entire essay by Moore.