After the Monkey Trial: Evangelical Scientists and a New Creationism by Christopher M. RiosAfter the Monkey Trial: Evangelical Scientists and a New Creationism by Christopher M. Rios

After the Monkey Trial: Evangelical Scientists and a New Creationism

byChristopher M. Rios

Hardcover | August 28, 2014

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In the well-known Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925, famously portrayed in the film and play Inherit the Wind, William Jennings Bryan's fundamentalist fervor clashed with defense attorney Clarence Darrow's aggressive agnosticism, illustrating what current scholars call the conflict thesis. It appeared, regardless of the actual legal question of the trial, that Christianity and science were at war with each other. Decades later, a new generation of evangelical scientists struggled to restore peace. After the Monkey Trial is the compelling history of those evangelical scientists in Britain and America who, unlike their fundamentalist cousins, supported mainstream scientific conclusions of the world and resisted the anti-science impulses of the era. This book focuses on two organizations, the American Scientific Affiliation and the Research Scientists' ChristianFellowship (today Christians in Science), who for more than six decades have worked to reshape the evangelical engagement with science and redefine what it means to be a creationist.
Christopher M. Rios is Assistant Dean in the Baylor University Graduate School and a parttime lecturer in Baylor's Department of Religion.
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Title:After the Monkey Trial: Evangelical Scientists and a New CreationismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.01 inPublished:August 28, 2014Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823256677

ISBN - 13:9780823256679

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"Few scholarly studies of evangelical responses to evolution and creation focus on the period from the 1940s through the 1980s; fewer still explore debates outside the United States. Chris Rios's After the Monkey Trial:  Evangelical Scientists and a New Creationism does both, making it a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on the history of science and religion."