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The Resource The age of doubt : tracing the roots of our religious uncertainty, Christopher Lane, (electronic book)

The age of doubt : tracing the roots of our religious uncertainty, Christopher Lane, (electronic book)

Label
The age of doubt : tracing the roots of our religious uncertainty
Title
The age of doubt
Title remainder
tracing the roots of our religious uncertainty
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Lane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Victorian era was the first great "Age of Doubt" and a critical moment in the history of Western ideas. Leading nineteenth-century intellectuals battled the Church and struggled to absorb radical scientific discoveries that upended everything the Bible had taught them about the world. In The Age of Doubt, distinguished scholar Christopher Lane tells the fascinating story of a society under strain as virtually all aspects of life changed abruptly. In deft portraits of scientific, literary, and intellectual icons who challenged the prevailing religious orthodoxy, from Robert Chambers and Anne Brontë to Charles Darwin and Thomas H. Huxley, Lane demonstrates how they and other Victorians succeeded in turning doubt from a religious sin into an ethical necessity. The dramatic adjustment of Victorian society has echoes today as technology, science, and religion grapple with moral issues that seemed unimaginable even a decade ago. Yet the Victorians' crisis of faith generated a far more searching engagement with religious belief than the "new atheism" that has evolved today. More profoundly than any generation before them, the Victorians came to view doubt as inseparable from belief, thought, and debate, as well as a much-needed antidote to fanaticism and unbridled certainty. By contrast, a look at today's extremes--from the biblical literalists behind the Creation Museum to the dogmatic rigidity of Richard Dawkins's atheism--highlights our modern-day inability to embrace doubt
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CaPaEBR
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1966-
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Lane, Christopher
Dewey number
234/.23094209034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BT771.3
LC item number
.L36 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Faith
  • Theology, Doctrinal
  • Faith
  • Belief and doubt
Label
The age of doubt : tracing the roots of our religious uncertainty, Christopher Lane, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : putting faith in doubt -- Miracles and skeptics -- Stunned Victorians look backward and inward -- Feeling doubt, then drinking it -- Natural history sparks honest doubt -- Uncertainty becomes a way of life -- Faith-based certainty meets the gospel of doubt
Control code
ebr10455043
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 233 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780300168815
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The age of doubt : tracing the roots of our religious uncertainty, Christopher Lane, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : putting faith in doubt -- Miracles and skeptics -- Stunned Victorians look backward and inward -- Feeling doubt, then drinking it -- Natural history sparks honest doubt -- Uncertainty becomes a way of life -- Faith-based certainty meets the gospel of doubt
Control code
ebr10455043
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 233 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780300168815
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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