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Reinterpreting Science

in Science and Salvation

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780226276472
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226276465 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226276465.003.0007
Reinterpreting Science

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The whole point of the Religious Tract Society's (RTS) involvement in secular publishing was to demonstrate that subjects like history or the sciences could and should be presented alongside Christianity, as part of the same worldview. The RTS feared that the same basic discoveries that its writers strung together in a Christian framework could equally well be strung together by others who ignored, or even attacked, religion. The variation in Christian tone between the writers of the “Monthly Series” was a small-scale illustration of the potential variety in the presentation of the sciences. Between them, Thomas Milner and William Martin wrote sixteen of the monthly volumes, including many of the ones on the sciences, and they also authored almost forty books for other publishers.

Keywords: Religious Tract Society; secular publishing; Christianity; worldview; science; publishing

Chapter.  15466 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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