“A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology”

“A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology”

Collection ID

PBK.003369.1-.2

Type

Printed Book

Date

1898

Geography

New York (United States)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

8.6 × 6.1 × 1.5 in. (22 × 15.5 × 4 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology was written by Andrew Dickson White (1832–1918), an American diplomat and educator. After helping to found Cornell University, he became its first president in 1866 and later served as the first president of the American Historical Association. First published in 1896, this two-volume work is the result of White’s thirty years of research, publications, and lectures on the conflict between science and theology. White was one of the most influential proponents of the “conflict thesis.” This two-volume set is bound in matching red cloth and contains various unsigned, handwritten quotations from the book on the endpapers and pastedowns.

Published in 1898 by D. Appleton and Company, New York, United States. Acquired by Vernon P. Whitley Jr.[1] Acquired in 1955 by Southeastern Book Agency.[2] Acquired before 2016 by Historic Locust Grove, Louisville, Kentucky;[3] Acquired in 2016 by Ted Steinbock, private collector, Louisville, Kentucky; Privately purchased in 2020 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Whitley’s name appears on the pastedown, but the inscription does not contain a date. [2] The endpaper has a handwritten inscription on it that states, “Southeastern Book Agency, 2 vol., $5.00, 9-55.” The location of this shop is unclear, but research indicates other books were acquired by Southeastern Book Agency in the 1950s, leading to the conclusion that “9-55” represents the date of September 1955. [3] Dr. Steinbock purchased this set from a book sale at Historic Locust Grove in Louisville, Kentucky.

description

A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology was written by Andrew Dickson White (1832–1918), an American diplomat and educator. After helping to found Cornell University, he became its first president in 1866 and later served as the first president of the American Historical Association. First published in 1896, this two-volume work is the result of White’s thirty years of research, publications, and lectures on the conflict between science and theology. White was one of the most influential proponents of the “conflict thesis.” This two-volume set is bound in matching red cloth and contains various unsigned, handwritten quotations from the book on the endpapers and pastedowns.


provenance

Published in 1898 by D. Appleton and Company, New York, United States. Acquired by Vernon P. Whitley Jr.[1] Acquired in 1955 by Southeastern Book Agency.[2] Acquired before 2016 by Historic Locust Grove, Louisville, Kentucky;[3] Acquired in 2016 by Ted Steinbock, private collector, Louisville, Kentucky; Privately purchased in 2020 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Whitley’s name appears on the pastedown, but the inscription does not contain a date. [2] The endpaper has a handwritten inscription on it that states, “Southeastern Book Agency, 2 vol., $5.00, 9-55.” The location of this shop is unclear, but research indicates other books were acquired by Southeastern Book Agency in the 1950s, leading to the conclusion that “9-55” represents the date of September 1955. [3] Dr. Steinbock purchased this set from a book sale at Historic Locust Grove in Louisville, Kentucky.


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