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When all the gods trembled : Darwinism, Scopes, and American intellectuals

Author: Paul Keith Conkin
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1998.
Series: American intellectual culture.
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Paul K. Conkin explores large, indeed cosmic issues in When All the Gods Trembled. Conkin traces the origins of Western beliefs about the gods and about human origins, beliefs shared by the three great Semitic religions. He proceeds with a searching and original analysis of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, rejecting conventional understandings of Darwin in order to probe the logical credentials of his thesis and
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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: John Thomas Scopes; Charles Darwin; John Thomas Scopes; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; John Thomas Scopes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Keith Conkin
ISBN: 0847690636 9780847690633
OCLC Number: 39455852
Description: xi, 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Christian Cosmologies --
What Darwin Wrought --
Evangelicals, Fundamentalists, and Modernists --
The Scopes Trial --
A Dialogue among Christian Intellectuals --
Beyond Theism --
The Gods Still Tremble: An Update.
Series Title: American intellectual culture.
Responsibility: Paul K. Conkin.
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This text narrates the drama of the Scopes "Monkey Trial", and describes the varied attempts by early 20th-century Americans to accommodate Darwin into their religious traditions.  Read more...

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Distinguished historian Paul Conkin has given us a provocative book surveying a key period in America's intellectual history. Conkin deserves credit for writing an eminently readable overview with Read more...

 
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