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Dealing with Darwin : place, politics, and rhetoric in religious engagements with evolution

Author: David N Livingstone
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Series: Gifford lectures, 2014.; Medicine, science, and religion in historical context.
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"Using place, politics, and rhetoric as analytical tools, historical geographer David N. Livingstone investigates how religious communities sharing a Scots Presbyterian heritage engaged with Darwin and Darwinism at the turn of the twentieth century. His findings, presented as the prestigious Gifford Lectures, transform our understandings of the relationship between science and religion. The particulars of place --  Read more...
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Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David N Livingstone
ISBN: 9781421413266 1421413264
OCLC Number: 862962051
Notes: "The Gifford Lectures, 2014."
Description: x, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Dealing with Darwin: locating encounters with evolution --
Edinburgh, evolution, and cannibalistic nostalgia --
Belfast, the Parliament of Science, and the winter of discontent --
Toronto, Knox, and Bacon's bequest --
Columbia, Woodrow, and the legacy of the lost cause --
Princeton, Darwinism, and the short horn cattle --
Darwinian engagements: place, politics, rhetoric.
Series Title: Gifford lectures, 2014.; Medicine, science, and religion in historical context.
Responsibility: David N. Livingstone.

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Livingstone concludes with contemporary examples to remind us that what scientists can say and what others can hear in different venues differ today just as much as they did in the past.  Read more...

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