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1898 HISTORY OF THE WARFARE OF SCIENCE : Dixon White : THEOLOGY IN CHRISTENDOM

1898 HISTORY OF THE WARFARE OF SCIENCE : Dixon White : THEOLOGY IN CHRISTENDOM

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A history of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom

By Andrew Dixon White

Published by D. Appleton & Company, New York, 1898. In two volumes. Half leather binding with marble sides. Plain endpapers. 415 + 474 pages.

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Good clean volumes except for some browning with age on edge of title page in volume one which also has the second front free endpaper missing. The leather half bindings are in good condition including gilt titles which still look bright. Boards and spine very good. Endpapers with some light age-toning at edges. No writing or names in both books. Pages very clean throughout and free from foxing, stains etc. Overall a good copy.

Andrew D. White
(1832-1918), historian, diplomat, and first president of Cornell University, advocated such progressive causes as equal rights for women and the removal of religious sectarianism from higher education. White held the view that religion was historically opposed to progress in the field of science. He argued that any interference on the part of religion in science had always proved disastrous, whereas scientific investigation, no matter how seemingly damaging to religion, had always resulted in the highest good. A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom is the culmination of thirty years of White's research, publication and lectures on the subject. Volume two discusses medicine, insanity, mythology, political economy and comparative philology.

In this important work, which spawned a great deal of controversy at its appearance, White exhaustively documents the battle between science and religion in matters of creation versus evolution, the geocentric versus the heliocentric universe, and the "fall of man" versus anthropology. The struggle of science over outmoded medieval concepts is still emerging. Even a century after its publication, White's great work has much to teach us about the dangerous effects of religious doctrinalism on education and moral growth.
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