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作者 Conkin, Paul Keith
書名 When all the gods trembled : Darwinism, Scopes, and American intellectuals / Paul K. Conkin
出版項 Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998
國際標準書號 0847690636
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  291.175 C7612 1998    在架上    30500101056920
說明 xi, 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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系列 American intellectual culture
American intellectual culture
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Christian Cosmologies -- What Darwin Wrought -- Evangelicals, Fundamentalists, and Modernists -- The Scopes Trial -- A Dialogue among Christian Intellectuals -- Beyond Theism -- The Gods Still Tremble: An Update
Paul K. Conkin explores large, indeed cosmic issues in When All the Gods Trembled. Conkin traces the origins of Western beliefs about the gods and about human origins, beliefs shared by the three great Semitic religions. He proceeds with a searching and original analysis of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, rejecting conventional understandings of Darwin in order to probe the logical credentials of his thesis and its implications for Christian theology. From Darwin he moves to the deep rifts that developed between American orthodox, evangelical, and fundamentalist Christians on the one hand and liberals and modernists on the other. These tensions created the enormous public interest in the Scopes trial of 1925, which provides the subject of a revealing chapter
The final two chapters focus on the intellectual debates during and immediately after the famous trial. One involves a dialogue among the most representative and vocal Christian intellectuals in the 1920s - the orthodox E. Gresham Machen, the liberal Harry Emerson Fosdick, and the modernist Shailer Matthews. The last chapter includes brief vignettes of a diverse group of intellectuals who rejected any version of theism, including John Dewey, George Santayana, Harry Elmer Barnes, John Crowe Ransom, Walter Lippmann, and Joseph Wood Krutch
主題 Scopes, John Thomas -- Trials, litigation, etc
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
Religion and science -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
United States -- Religion -- 1901-1945
Human evolution -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- 20th century
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