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Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900 Geoffrey Cantor

Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900

Geoffrey Cantor

Published September 22nd 2005
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432 pages
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How do science and religion interact? This study examines the ways in which two minorities in Britain - the Quaker and Anglo-Jewish communities - engaged with science. Drawing on a wealth of documentary material, much of which has not been analysedMoreHow do science and religion interact? This study examines the ways in which two minorities in Britain - the Quaker and Anglo-Jewish communities - engaged with science. Drawing on a wealth of documentary material, much of which has not been analysed by previous historians, Geoffrey Cantor charts the participation of Quakers and Jews in many different aspects of science: scientific research, science education, science-related careers, and scientific institutions. The responses of bothcommunities to the challenge of modernity posed by innovative scientific theories, such as the Newtonian worldview and Darwins theory of evolution, are of central interest.