Darwinism and the Divine in America

Protestant Intellectuals and Organic Evolution, 1859-1900
University of Notre Dame Press
  • erschienen am 30. November 2001
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  • Softcover
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  • 362 Seiten
978-0-268-02552-6 (ISBN)
Originally published in 1988, Jon Roberts's book provided the first comprehensive analytical overview of public dialogue among nineteenth-century American Protestant intellectuals who struggled with the theory of organic evolution. Before the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species in 1859, most American Protestant intellectuals valued science, especially natural history, for supplying data that appeared to be invaluable for defending many major tenets of the Christian worldview. Arguments over the scientific merits of Darwin's theory gave way to discussions of its theological implications. Roberts's book reconstructs the course of that conversation from 1875 to 1900.
  • Englisch
  • Notre Dame IN
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  • USA
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  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 21 mm
  • 556 gr
978-0-268-02552-6 (9780268025526)
Jon H. Roberts is the Tomorrow Foundation Professor of American Intellectual History at Boston University. Darwinism and the Divine in America was awarded the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History.
Awarded the Brewer prize of the American Society of Church History, this book provides the most detailed account to date of the reaction of American theologians to Darwinism.... [T]his study is richly suggestive and a gold mine of information. - The American Historical Review; ""Essential reading for an understanding of the battle lines drawn between Protestant evolutionists and their opponents in the late twentieht as well as the late nineteenth century."" - Journal of the American Academy of Religion; ""While many contemporary historians have become captivated with sociocultural interpretations of the past, Roberts demonstrates the continuing viability of intellectual history.... [T]his book offers one of the fairest historical expositions of the anti-Darwinists to be found in scholarly literature."" - The Christian Century

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