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Moore, James R. (James Richard) 1947-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 241 publications in 7 languages and 7,454 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Church history  Legends  Bibliography  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs  Biographies  Pictures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: QH365, B
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Most widely held works by James R Moore
Darwin by Adrian J Desmond( Book )

74 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is like confessing a murder." These are the words Charles Darwin uttered when he revealed to the world what he knew to be true: that humans are descended from headless hermaphrodite squids. How could a wealthy gentleman, a stickler for respectability, attack the foundations of his religion and Anglican society? Authors Adrian Desmond and James Moore, in what has been hailed as the definitive biography of Charles Darwin, not only explain the paradox of the man but bring us the full sweep of Victorian science, theology, and mores. The authors unveil the battle over the mind and soul that raged around the student Darwin as well as his drunken high-life in prostitute-ridden Cambridge. They vividly re-create Darwin's five-year voyage on the Beagle and his struggle to develop his theory of evolution. Then, they follow Darwin through his decades of torment. Fully aware that his ideas could bring ruin and social ostracism to his beloved family, Darwin kept his thoughts secret for twenty years. Seeming to lead an ideal squire's life in rural Kent, he was actually a man "living in Hell," plagued by trembling, vomiting, and violent cramps and confronted by personal tragedy that left him grief-stricken for the rest of his life. But even more than Marx and Freud, this anguished man was to transform the way we see ourselves on this planet. Desmond and Moore's rich, comprehensive, and unparalleled portrait of his life contains a wealth of newly transcribed and unpublished letters, a thorough understanding of all available Darwin research, and ninety photographs, many never published before. Its lively and accessible style makes each chapter as gripping to read as a novel, yet the legitimacy and importance of this seminal work is never diminished--providing the whole story of how Darwin came to his world-changing conclusions and how, when the Origin of Species was finally published, its consequences were far more dramatic than Darwin's worst fears ... and wildest dreams
Darwin's sacred cause : how a hatred of slavery shaped Darwin's views on human evolution by Adrian J Desmond( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a mystery surrounding Darwin: How did this quiet, respectable gentleman, a pillar of his parish, come to embrace one of the most radical ideas in the history of human thought? Darwin risked a great deal in publishing his theory of evolution, so something very powerful--a moral fire--must have propelled him. That moral fire, argue authors Desmond and Moore, was a passionate hatred of slavery. They draw on a wealth of fresh manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, diaries, and even ships' logs to show how Darwin's abolitionism had deep roots in his mother's family and was reinforced by his voyage on the Beagle as well as by events in America. Leading apologists for slavery in Darwin's time argued that blacks and whites were separate species, with whites created superior. Darwin believed that the races belonged to the same human family, and slavery was therefore a sin.--From publisher description
The post-Darwinian controversies : a study of the Protestant struggle to come to terms with Darwin in Great Britain and America, 1870-1900 by James R Moore( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Post-Darwinian Controversies offers an original interpretation of Protestant responses to Darwin after 1870, viewing them in a transatlantic perspective and as a constitutive part of the history of post-Darwinian evolutionary thought. The impact of evolutionary theory on the religious consciousness of the nineteenth century has commonly been seen in terms of a 'conflict' or 'warfare' between science and theology. Dr. Moore's account begins by discussing the polemical origins and baneful effects of the 'military metaphor', and this leads to a revised view of the controversies based on an analysis of the underlying intellectual struggle to come to terms with Darwin. The middle section of the book distinguishes the 'Darwinism' of Darwin himself amid the main currents of post-Darwinian evolutionary thought, and is followed by chapters which examine the responses to Darwin of twenty-eight Christian controversialists, tracing the philosophical and theological lineage of their views. The paradox that emerges - that Darwin's theory was accepted in substance only by those whose theology was distinctly orthodox theology and of other evolutionary theories with liberal and romantic theological speculation
History, humanity, and evolution : essays for John C. Greene( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in Victorian Britain by Gerald Parsons( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex by Charles Darwin( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin's seminal work 'The Descent of Man' is published here edited and with an introduction by Adrian Desmond and James Moore. Suggestions are provided for further reading, a chronology of Darwin's life and works, and a biographical glossary
Darwin's sacred cause : race, slavery and the quest for human origins by Adrian J Desmond( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a mystery surrounding Darwin: How did this quiet, respectable gentleman, a pillar of his parish, come to embrace one of the most radical ideas in the history of human thought? Darwin risked a great deal in publishing his theory of evolution, so something very powerful--a moral fire--must have propelled him. That moral fire, argue authors Desmond and Moore, was a passionate hatred of slavery. They draw on a wealth of fresh manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, diaries, and even ships' logs to show how Darwin's abolitionism had deep roots in his mother's family and was reinforced by his voyage on the Beagle as well as by events in America. Leading apologists for slavery in Darwin's time argued that blacks and whites were separate species, with whites created superior. Darwin believed that the races belonged to the same human family, and slavery was therefore a sin.--From publisher description
The Darwin legend by James R Moore( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN 0801063183 LCCN 9439407
Charles Darwin by Adrian J Desmond( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the "Very Interesting People" series provides biographies of Britain's fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Part of this series, this title talks about Charles Darwin
Darwin : de biografie by Adrian J Desmond( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de grondlegger van de evolutietheorie (1809-1882)
Darwin : the life and legacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1 focuses on Darwin's early life and influences, tracing his maturation as a naturalist. Examines his key influences, including Thomas Malthus and Robert Edmund Grant, as well as his life-changing voyage on the HMS Beagle. Part 2 focuses on the impacts of Darwin's theories and writings on evolution and natural selection. The program explores the contentious ideas arising from his work, including eugenics, group selection, sociobiology, evolutionary psychology and co-evolution. Both parts feature biographers of Darwin, as well as noted scholars and authors
Darwins nobele streven : hoe Darwins afschuw van de slavernij aan de basis lag van zijn evolutietheorie by Adrian J Desmond( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and metaphysics in Victorian Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of science and belief : theological views of the twentieth century by James R Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin by Adrian J Desmond( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beliefs in science : an introduction by James R Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and belief : from Darwin to Einstein. Block 5, the mystery of life by James R Moore( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and belief : from Darwin to Einstein by James R Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Kronecker product of block designs by James R Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dāuin : 1851 1882 : Sekai o kaeta nachurarisuto no shōgai( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Darwin's sacred cause : how a hatred of slavery shaped Darwin's views on human evolution
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Darwin's sacred cause : how a hatred of slavery shaped Darwin's views on human evolutionThe post-Darwinian controversies : a study of the Protestant struggle to come to terms with Darwin in Great Britain and America, 1870-1900History, humanity, and evolution : essays for John C. GreeneReligion in Victorian BritainThe descent of man, and selection in relation to sexDarwin's sacred cause : race, slavery and the quest for human originsThe Darwin legendCharles Darwin
Alternative Names
James Moore biographe britannique (21ème siècle)

James Moore britischer Biograph (21. Jahrhundert)

James Moore Brits biograaf

Moore, James.

Moore, James 1947-

Moore, James III

Moore, James R.

Moore, James Richard 1947-

무어, 제임스 1947-

ジェームズ・ムーア (歴史家)

ムーア, ジェイムズ

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