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Science and salvation : evangelical popular science publishing in Victorian Britain

Author: Aileen Fyfe
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
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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 faith were mutually exclusive, and the Society's authors employed a full repertoire of evangelical techniques--low prices, simple language, carefully structured narratives--to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aileen Fyfe
ISBN: 0226276473 9780226276472 0226276481 9780226276489
OCLC Number: 52895247
Description: xiv, 325 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The threat of popular science --
Christian knowledge --
Reading fish --
The techniques of evangelical publishing --
The ministry of the press --
Reinterpreting science.
Responsibility: Aileen Fyfe.
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Aileen Fyfe examines the emergence of a popular science literature in early Victorian Britain, which was largely stimulated by the Religious Tract Society. Anxious that science and faith were  Read more...

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