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By J.M. Cohen

ISBN-10: 1412843138

ISBN-13: 9781412843133

Given the strong and forthright name of Andrew Dickson White's vintage research, it's best to clarify his personal experience of the complete as given within the unique 1896 version: "My conviction is that technology, even though it has obviously conquered dogmatic theology in line with biblical texts and old modes of idea, will cross hand in hand with faith, and that even if theological regulate will proceed to decrease, faith as obvious within the attractiveness of a 'power within the universe, now not ourselves, which makes for righteousness' and within the love of God and of our neighbor, will progressively develop superior and more desirable, not just within the American associations of studying, yet on the planet at large." White started to gather his magnum opus, a quantity paintings first released in 1896 as A background of the conflict of technological know-how with Theology in Christendom. In correspondence he wrote that he meant the paintings to stake out a place among such spiritual orthodoxy as John Henry Newman's on one aspect and such secular scoffing as Robert Ingersoll's at the different. Historian Paul Carter declared that this publication did up to the other released paintings "toward routing orthodoxy within the identify of science." Insofar as technology and faith got here to be greatly seen as enemies, with technological know-how keeping the ethical excessive flooring, White inadvertently, turned some of the most potent and influential advocates for unbelief.

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