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Quakers and Science

By Helen Holt

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Christian Alternative (June 1, 2023)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $12.95


Quakerism has a rich tradition of engaging with science and has produced many notable amateur and professional scientists in fields ranging from psychology to physics. Quakers and Science discusses some of the historical reasons why Quakers embraced science and introduces ten 20th-century Quaker scientists to explore the intriguing resonances between science and Quakerism. Author Helen Holt shows how the distinctive Quaker emphasis on “deeds not creeds” motivated Quaker scientists to address the ethical questions raised by science, and how the emphasis on continual revelation meant that they often gladly reformulated their religious beliefs in the light of new scientific discoveries.

Part of the publisher’s “Quaker Quicks” series.