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Protestants in an age of science : the Baconian ideal and ante-bellum American religious thought

Author: Theodore Dwight Bozeman
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1977.
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Genre/Form: History
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Bozeman, Theodore Dwight, 1942-
Protestants in an age of science.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1977
(OCoLC)988110382
Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Dwight Bozeman
ISBN: 0807812994 9780807812990
OCLC Number: 2347136
Description: xv, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The source and rise of Baconianism in America --
Realism and natural science --
Ideas, objects, and intuition --
Hume and the limits of knowledge --
Summary of the Scottish pattern --
Transition to America: The rise of realism --
Locke, "Lord Bacon," and inductive science --
Conclusion --
2. The Presbyterian old school: a case-study profile --
A concise profile of the old school --
Presbyterians and science: Personal involvements --
3. Christian inquiry and inductive restraint --
The enlightenment challenge: Inquiry versus religion --
Samuel Miller's brief retrospect of the eighteenth century: A summary of the past and a map of the future --
The march of mind --
Mind and matter --
Truth: Objective and subjective --
Induction and the art of generalization --
Induction and deduction in Baconian perspective --
4. Doxological science and its enemies --
THe beautification of Bacon --
Doxological science in evangelical America --
The Presbyterian view: Design, care, and order --
Secularism, materialism, and heresy: The other face of science --
Going on the defensive: The right of review --
5. Saving doxological science: Baconian strategies for the defense --
Natural "fact" versus "reasoning" in science --
Induction and the "data" of scripture --
Induction and the psychology of humility --
induction and the incompleteness of science --
6. Positive strategies in doxological science --
The concord of truth --
Catastrophism and the millennium --
Bacon and the Reformation --
7. Baconianism and the Bible: Hermeneutics for an age of science --
Christian theology and the critique of pure reason --
Biblical "fact" versus "reasoning" in theology --
Baconianism and the Bible: The new organum of Christian theology --
8. Summary and concluding reflections.
Responsibility: by Theodore Dwight Bozeman.

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