Redeeming Culture: American Religion in An Age of Science

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CHAPTER ONE
1. John C. Pollock et al., Connecticut Mutual Life Report on American Values: The Impact of Belief ( Hartford: Mutual Life Insurance, 1981), 217. At this sounding, 74 percent of Americans professed being religious persons. In answer to a variety of other questions, scientists consistently demonstrated the lowest level of religiousness compared with others.
2. Daniel Kevles, The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in America ( NewYork: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978). Kevles notes this framework as the period when "big science" predominated in the United States.
3. Kevles, Physicists, 391. Physicist was third in prestigious reputation behind Supreme Court justice and physician. See Charles Percy Snow, The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1959), and idem, The Physicists ( Boston: Little, Brown, 1981). In the latter book Snow argues that scientists represent a higher type of personality: "I think on a whole the scientists make slightly better husbands and fathers than most of us and I admire them for it" (180). Note his 325

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Redeeming Culture ix
  • Chapter 3 36
  • Chapter 4 62
  • Chapter 5 94
  • Chapter 6 120
  • Chapter 7 146
  • Chapter 8 170
  • Chapter 9 198
  • Chapter 10 224
  • Chapter 11 252
  • Chapter 12 272
  • Chapter 13 296
  • Chapter 14 320
  • Notes 325
  • Index 391
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