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<i>Introduction: Science in ‘Dissenting’ Religious Communities</i>

Geoffrey Cantor

in Quakers, Jews, and Science

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780199276684
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603389 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199276684.003.0001
 Introduction: Science in ‘Dissenting’ Religious Communities

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A number of historiographical problems are addressed concerning ‘Science and Religion’ to provide a grounding for present study. This study focuses on two religious communities — the Quakers and Anglo-Jewry — both of which stood outside the Established Church, with its close alliance with state power. It aims to ascertain how these two religious communities responded to various aspects of science, from their foundation in the mid-17th century to the end of the 19th century. Having framed this leading question, the scope of the present study is specified.

Keywords: religious dissent; Anglo-Jewry; Quaker community; Anglican Church

Chapter.  7827 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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