+612 9045 4394
$7.95 Delivery per order to Australia and New Zealand
100% Australian owned
Over a hundred thousand in-stock titles ready to ship
Science and Religion : Baden Powell and the Anglican Debate, 1800-1860 - Pietro Corsi

Science and Religion

Baden Powell and the Anglican Debate, 1800-1860

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1988
ISBN: 9780521242455
Number Of Pages: 360

Share This Book:


or 4 easy payments of $70.69 with Learn more
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

Earn 566 Qantas Points
on this Book

Science and Religion assesses the impact of social, political and intellectual change upon Anglican circles, with reference to Oxford University in the decades which followed the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. More particularly, the career of Baden Powell, father of the more famous founder of the Boy Scout movement, offers material for an important case-study in intellectual and political reorientation: his early militancy in right-wing Anglican movements slowly turned to a more tolerant attitude towards radical theological, philosophical and scientific trends. During the 1840s and 1850s, Baden Powell became a fearless proponent of new dialogues in transcendentalism in theology, positivism in philosophy, and pre-Darwinian evolutionary theories in biology. He was for instance the first prominent Anglican to express full support for Darwin's Origin of Species. Analysis of his many publications, and of his interaction with such contemporaries as Richard Whately, John Henry and Francis Newman, Robert Chambers, William Benjamin Carpenter, George Henry Lewes and George Eliot, reveals hitherto unnoticed dimensions of mid-nineteenth-century British intellectual and social life.

List of abbreviations
Biographical Introduction
The Hackney Phalanx: a family network
Baden Powell's early theological papers
Baden Powell's reflections on science in the early 1820s
Science and religion in the 1820s
Rational Religion Examined
Baden Powell between Oriel and Hackney
Baden Powell and the Noetic School
The teaching of Richard Whately
The collision
Science and academic politics at Oxford: 1825-1835
Science and revelation: 1826-1836
The New Synthesis and its Developments
The methodology of science
The Christian apologetic and the fallacies of natural theology
Christian tolerance
The parting of the ways: Baden Powell versus Richard Whately
The Question of Species
The French threat
Species without Darwin
Towards the Origin
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521242455
ISBN-10: 0521242452
Series: Past and Present Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 30th September 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.31  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.74

Earn 566 Qantas Points
on this Book