“History of the Conflict between Religion and Science,” First American Edition

“History of the Conflict between Religion and Science,” First American Edition

Collection ID

PBK.003368

Type

Printed Book

Date

1875

Geography

New York (United States)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

7.5 × 5.5 × 1.1 in. (19 × 14 × 2.8 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


Written by John William Draper (1811–1882), History of the Conflict between Religion and Science is considered his best-known work. It was published as volume 12 of the International Scientific Series and popularized the “conflict thesis,” which proposes that religion and science are fundamentally opposed to one another. Draper presented the development of Christianity as leading to the repression of science and asserted that science had reached a point where it could no longer be ignored as a threat to traditional teachings. The book went through dozens of printings in the United States and was translated into 10 languages. This copy is in the original 1875 red and black-printed cloth binding.

Published in 1875 by D. Appleton and Company, New York. Acquired before 2017 by Sequitor Books, Boonsboro, Maryland; Purchased in 2017 by Ted Steinbock, private collector, Louisville, Kentucky; Privately purchased in 2020 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

description

Written by John William Draper (1811–1882), History of the Conflict between Religion and Science is considered his best-known work. It was published as volume 12 of the International Scientific Series and popularized the “conflict thesis,” which proposes that religion and science are fundamentally opposed to one another. Draper presented the development of Christianity as leading to the repression of science and asserted that science had reached a point where it could no longer be ignored as a threat to traditional teachings. The book went through dozens of printings in the United States and was translated into 10 languages. This copy is in the original 1875 red and black-printed cloth binding.


provenance

Published in 1875 by D. Appleton and Company, New York. Acquired before 2017 by Sequitor Books, Boonsboro, Maryland; Purchased in 2017 by Ted Steinbock, private collector, Louisville, Kentucky; Privately purchased in 2020 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.


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