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Science and Religion in the 19th Century : European Studies in Social Psychology - Tess Cosslett

Science and Religion in the 19th Century

European Studies in Social Psychology

Paperback Published: 19th March 1984
ISBN: 9780521286688
Number Of Pages: 256

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Cambridge English Prose Texts consists of volumes devoted to substantial selections from non-fictional English prose of the late sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. The series provides students, primarily though not exclusively those of English literature, with the opportunity of reading significant prose writers who, for a variety of reasons (not least their generally being unavailable in suitable editions) are rarely studied, but whose influence on their times was very considerable. This volume contains selections from nineteenth-century writers involved in the debate about the relation of science and religion. It centres on the Darwinian controversy, with extracts from The Origin Of Species and The Descent of Man, and from opponents and supporters of Darwin. This controversy is placed in the wider context of the earlier debates on geology and evolution; the relation of science to Natural Theology; the effect of Biblical Criticism on the interpretation of Genesis; and the professionalisation of science by aggressively agnostic scientists.

Natural Theology (1802), Chapters 1-3
Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (1844), Chapter 14, 'Hypothesis of the Development of the Vegetable and Animal Kingdoms'
The Testimony of the Rocks (1857), Lecture Fifth, 'Geology in its Bearings on the Two Theologies', Part I
On the Origin of Species (1859), Chapter 14, 'Recapitulation and Conclusion'
'On the Mosaic Cosmogony', Essays and Reviews (1860)
Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley (1903), vol. 1, Chapter 1,'1859-1860'
The Descent of Man (1871), Chapter 21, `General Summary and Conclusion'
'The Belfast Address', Nature, 20 August 1874
The Relations between Religion and Science (1884.)
Lecture VI, 'Apparent Collision between Religion and the Doctrine of Evolution' and Lecture VIII, `The Conclusion of the Argument'
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ISBN: 9780521286688
ISBN-10: 0521286689
Series: European Studies in Social Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 19th March 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.33