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Reconciling Science and Religion The Debate in Early-Twentieth-Century Britain

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ISBN-10: 0226068587

ISBN-13: 9780226068589

Edition: 2001

Authors: Peter J. Bowler

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This text provides a survey of the interplay between British science and religion up to World War II. It argues that, unlike the US, where an opposition to evolutionism developed, Britain made a concerted effort to reconcile science and religion.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Peter J. Bowleris Reader in the History of Science at Queen's University, Belfast, and is well known on both sides of the Atlantic for his books on the history of evolutionism.

Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: A Legacy of Conflict?
Confrontation, Cooperation, or Coexistence?
Victorian Background
Science and Religion in the New Century
The Sciences and Religion
The Religion of Scientists
Changing Patterns of Belief
Scientists and Christianity
Scientists and Theism
Method and Meaning
Science and Values
Scientists against Superstition
Science and Rationalism
Religion without Revelation
Marxists and Other Radicals
Science, Religion, and the History of Science
Physics and Cosmology
Ether and Spirit
The New Physics
The Earth and the Universe
Evolution and the New Natural Theology
Science and Creation
Evolution and Progress
The Role of Lamarckism
Darwinism Revived
Matter, Life, and Mind
The Origin of Life
Vitalism and Organicism
Mind and Body
Psychology and Religion
The Churches and Science
The Churches in the New Century
The Challenge of the New
The Churches' Response
The New Theology in the Free Churches
Precursors of the New Theology
Campbell and the New Theology
Modernism in the Free Churches
Anglican Modernism
Modernism and the New Natural Theology
Charles F. D'Arcy
E. W. Barnes
W. R. Inge
Charles Raven
The Reaction against Modernism
Evangelicals against Evolution
Liberal Catholicism
The Menace of the New Psychology
Science and Modern Life
Theology in the Thirties
Roman Catholicism
The Wider Debate
Science and Secularism
Against Idealism
Popular Rationalism
The Social Reformers
Religion's Defenders
From Idealism to Spiritualism
Creative and Emergent Evolution
Evolution and the Human Spirit
Progress through Struggle
The Christian Response
Epilogue
Biographical Appendix
Bibliography
Index