Evolutionists / Edition 1

Evolutionists / Edition 1

by J. David Hoeveler
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.


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Evolutionists / Edition 1

Charles Darwin published his monumental treatise The Origin of Species in 1859. It has proved to be a major contribution to scientific theory but highly contentious as well. In the United States, more than in any other country, Darwin's theory of evolution became, and remains, a matter of "political" controversy, from the famous "monkey trial" of 1925 to efforts, even in the twenty-first century, to diminish its influence in American public schools.

Many people think of the Darwinian disputes as a matter of science versus religion. This book looks back to the first half century or so of the Darwinian reception in the United States and portrays a much more complex situation. It shows that, among many religious thinkers, evolution received a welcome and formed the basis of a "new theology." The Evolutionists reminds us that America's most prominent scientist furnished a thoroughgoing criticism of Darwin.

About the Author:
J. David Hoeveler is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900742511759
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Series: Critical Issues in American History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

J. David Hoeveler is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has written several books in American intellectual history, most recently Creating the American Mind: Intellect and Politics in the Colonial Colleges.

Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
Along the Way to Darwin     1
Darwin's Dangerous Idea     25
The Scientific Reception   Louis Agassiz   Asa Gray     51
Protestant Orthodoxy   Charles Hodge   James McCosh     77
Protestant Liberalism   Henry Ward Beecher   John Bascom     103
Sociology   William Graham Sumner   Lester Frank Ward     133
Feminism   Charlotte Perkins Gilman   Eliza Burt Gamble     157
Methodologies   Thorstein Veblen   Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.     179
Philosophy   William James   John Dewey     211
Postscript, 2006     247
Index     251
About the Author     265

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