Science and Salvation: Evangelical Popular Science Publishing in Victorian Britain Aileen Fyfe

ISBN: 9786613150738

Published: April 15th 2011

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Science and Salvation: Evangelical Popular Science Publishing in Victorian Britain  by  Aileen Fyfe

Science and Salvation: Evangelical Popular Science Publishing in Victorian Britain by Aileen Fyfe
April 15th 2011 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9786613150738 | 3.67 Mb

Threatened by the proliferation of cheap, mass-produced publications, the Religious Tract Society issued a series of publications on popular science during the 1840s. The books were intended to counter the developing notion that science and faithMoreThreatened by the proliferation of cheap, mass-produced publications, the Religious Tract Society issued a series of publications on popular science during the 1840s.

The books were intended to counter the developing notion that science and faith were mutually exclusive, and the Societys authors employed a full repertoire of evangelical techniques-low prices, simple language, carefully structured narratives-to convert their readers.

The application of such techniques to popular science resulted in one of the most widely available sources of information on the sciences in the Victorian era.A fascinating study of the tenuous relationship between science and religion in evangelical publishing, Science and Salvation examines questions of practice and faith from a fresh perspective.

Rather than highlighting works by expert men of science, Aileen Fyfe instead considers a group of relatively undistinguished authors who used thinly veiled Christian rhetoric to educate first, but to convert as well. This important volume is destined to become essential reading for historians of science, religion, and publishing alike.



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