By Andrew White

ISBN-10: 113851831X

ISBN-13: 9781138518315

ISBN-10: 141284312X

ISBN-13: 9781412843126

Given the strong and forthright name of Andrew Dickson White's vintage learn, you need to clarify his personal experience of the complete as given within the unique 1896 variation: "My conviction is that technological know-how, notwithstanding it has obviously conquered dogmatic theology in keeping with biblical texts and historical modes of idea, will move hand in hand with faith, and that even supposing theological regulate will proceed to decrease, faith as noticeable within the acceptance of a 'power within the universe, now not ourselves, which makes for righteousness' and within the love of God and of our neighbor, will gradually develop better and enhanced, not just within the American associations of studying, yet on the earth at large."

White started to gather his magnum opus, a quantity paintings first released in 1896 as A background of the war of technology with Theology in Christendom. In correspondence he wrote that he meant the paintings to stake out a place among such non secular orthodoxy as John Henry Newman's on one part and such secular scoffing as Robert Ingersoll's at the other.

Historian Paul Carter declared that this ebook did up to the other released paintings "toward routing orthodoxy within the identify of science." Insofar as technological know-how and faith got here to be generally seen as enemies, with technology maintaining the ethical excessive floor, White inadvertently, grew to become essentially the most potent and influential advocates for unbelief.

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