Science and Religion in the Anglo-American Periodical Press, 1860–1900: A Failed Reconciliation

  title={Science and Religion in the Anglo-American Periodical Press, 1860–1900: A Failed Reconciliation},
  author={James C. Ungureanu},
  journal={Church History},
  pages={120 - 149}
Historians of science and religion usually trace the origins of the “conflict thesis,” the notion that science and religion have been in perennial “conflict” or “warfare,” to the historical narratives of John William Draper (1811–1882) and Andrew Dickson White (1832–1918). While Draper and White have been designated cofounders of the conflict thesis, there has been little research on how contemporaries responded to their narratives. This paper examines the early reception of these narratives by… 
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