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    John William Draper(Author)

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  • By Asko Korpela on October 15, 2013

    When I first started reading this book, I thought that it must be somehow the latest word of science in this matter of religion. It seemed to be so balanced and void of passions, which usually are connected with these questions pertinent to every human being. But my astonishment was a bursting of a big balloon: the author John Draper lived in1811-1882 and was professor of chemistry! The background of science explains of course a great deal of the completely cool and neutral approach, even more than if he were a pure man of history or of religion.The author takes a very broad view of going far beyond the usual framework of the explanation of Christian religion. In his analysis from the early beginning to the end he does not accept anything in conflict with common sense. This is what has the greatest appeal to me in this book. On the last pages of his book he predicts a conflict. between science and religion. This is what he says: 'As to the issue of the coming conflict, can any one doubt? Whatever is resting on fiction and fraud will be overthrown. Institutions that organize impostures and spread delusions must show what right they have to exist. Faith must render an account of herself to Reason. Mysteries must give place to facts. Religion must relinquish that imperious, that domineering position which she has so long maintained against Science. There must be absolute freedom for thought. The ecclesiast must learn to keep himself within the domain he has chosen, and cease to tyrannize over the philosopher, who, conscious of his own strength and the purity of his motives, will bear such interference no longer.'

  • By jim on April 6, 2017

    What a great find! This book was written more that 125 years ago and was still timely and engaging. A very slow read, but in a good way. I learned a great deal and enjoyed the historical significance of the topic.

  • By Mike Crosby on October 22, 2016

    The church is about dominance. It is about unreason on logic and common sense the opposite of science which is common sense reason logic fair thinking. The church during the acquisition was responsible for killing over 30

  • By I. C. Onur on February 8, 2018

    One of the most insightful books I have ever read about religion and its progress through the ages taken from various perspectives.

  • By JDWEN on December 26, 2013

    Provides a good underlying basis to more fully understand things that happen in the world today.Excellent for gaining understanding of the conflict tween science and religion, but only presents one line of thought which can to the narrow minded individual lead to a level of corruption.

  • By Neku on August 31, 2015

    Super dry, dense, and supports the conflict theory of religion and science in favor of science. Anti-catholic, Draper makes his allegiance overtly in favor of science. Also rather Euro-centric.

  • By Ann Richardson on December 27, 2012

    Although this text was written in the late 1800s, what this author has to say is amazingly relevant. Do not be afraid of encountering difficult prose--you will not. Do not be afraid of encountering out-dated philosophy--you will not. Do not be afraid of encountering mythical science--you will not. This is a wonderful book that should generate thought and conversation.


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