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From Passions to Emotions: The Creation of a Secular Psychological Category, The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain, Thomas Brown: Selected Philosophical Writings, The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan, Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction, Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives, Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation, How to Get a First: The Essential Guide to Academic Success
The idea of an inevitable conflict between science and religion was decisively challenged by John Hedley Brooke in his classic Science and Religion Some Historical Perspectives Cambridge Almost two decades on Science and Religion New Historical Perspectives revisits this argument and asks how historians can now impose order on the complex and contingent histories of religious engagements with science Bringing together leading scholars this volume explores the history and changing meanings of the categories science and religion the role of publishing and education in forging and spreading ideas the connection between knowledge power and intellectual imperialism and the reasons for the confrontation between evolution and creationism among American Christians and in the Islamic world A major contribution to the historiography of science and religion this book makes the most recent scholarship on this much misunderstood debate widely accessible, The debate between science and religion is never out of the news emotions run high fuelled by polemical bestsellers like em The God Delusion em and at the other end of the spectrum high profile campaigns to teach Intelligent Design in schools Yet there is much more to the debate than the clash of these extremes As Thomas Dixon shows in this balanced and thought provoking introduction a whole range of views subtle arguments and fascinating perspectives can be found on this complex and centuries old subject He explores the key philosophical questions that underlie the debate but also highlights the social political and ethical contexts that have made the tensions between science and religion such a fraught and interesting topic in the modern world Dixon emphasizes how the modern conflict between evolution and creationism is quintessentially an American phenomenon arising from the culture and history of the United States as exemplified through the ongoing debates about how to interpret the First Amendment s separation of church and state Along the way he examines landmark historical episodes such as the Galileo affair Charles Darwin s own religious and scientific odyssey the Scopes Monkey Trial in Tennessee in and the Dover Area School Board case of and includes perspectives from non Christian religions and examples from across the physical biological and social sciences br br strong About the Series strong Combining authority with wit accessibility and style strong Very Short Introductions strong offer an introduction to some of life s most interesting topics Written by experts for the newcomer they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics from philosophy to Freud quantum theory to Islam br, No description available, There is a persistent myth about the British that we are a nation of stoics with stiff upper lips repressed emotions and inactive lachrymal glands Weeping Britannia the first history of crying in Britain comprehensively debunks this myth br br Far from being a persistent element in the national character the notion of the British stiff upper lip was in fact the product of a relatively brief and militaristic period of our past from about to In earlier times we were a nation of proficient sometimes virtuosic moral weepers To illustrate this perhaps surprising fact Thomas Dixon charts six centuries of weeping Britons and theories about them from the medieval mystic Margery Kempe in the early fifteenth century to Paul Gascoigne s famous tears in the semi finals of the World Cup In between the book includes the tears of some of the most influential figures in British history from Oliver Cromwell to Margaret Thatcher not forgetting George III Queen Victoria Charles Darwin and Winston Churchill along the way br br But the history of weeping in Britain is not simply one of famous tear stained individuals These tearful micro histories all contribute to a bigger picture of changing emotional ideas and styles over the centuries touching on many other fascinating areas of our history For instance the book also investigates the histories of painting literature theatre music and the cinema to discover how and why people have been moved to tears by the arts from the sentimental paintings and novels of the eighteenth century and the romantic music of the nineteenth to Hollywood weepies expressionist art and pop music in the twentieth century br br Weeping Britannia is simultaneously a museum of tears and a philosophical handbook using history to shed new light on the changing nature of Britishness over time as well as the ever shifting ways in which we express and understand our emotional lives The story that emerges is one in which a previously rich religious and cultural history of producing and interpreting tears was almost completely erased by the rise of a stoical and repressed British empire in the late nineteenth century Those forgotten philosophies of tears and feeling can now be rediscovered In the process readers might perhaps come to view their own tears in a different light as something more than mere emotional incontinence