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Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900

Geoffrey Cantor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276684
eISBN:
9780191603389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276684.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This study examines how two religious minorities — the Quaker and Anglo-Jewish communities — engaged with the sciences. It argues that for both Quakers and Jews, science offered educational and ... More


Introduction: Science in ‘Dissenting’ Religious Communities

Geoffrey Cantor

in Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276684
eISBN:
9780191603389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276684.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A number of historiographical problems are addressed concerning ‘Science and Religion’ to provide a grounding for present study. This study focuses on two religious communities — the Quakers and ... More


Two Communities

Geoffrey Cantor

in Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276684
eISBN:
9780191603389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276684.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a brief outline of the histories of the Quaker and Anglo-Jewish communities, from the mid-17th century to the end of the 19th century. The development of Quakerism is charted ... More


Jewish Attitudes and Practices

Geoffrey Cantor

in Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276684
eISBN:
9780191603389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276684.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter opens with a discussion on some of the contexts in which science was deployed intersected with Jewish observance during the 19th century, including calendar-making, the use of electric ... More


Jewish Responses to Evolution

Geoffrey Cantor

in Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276684
eISBN:
9780191603389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276684.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Drawing mainly on the Anglo-Jewish periodical press, it appears that Jewish writers were generally supportive of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Having been chastised on many occassions as ... More


Historical Comparisons and Historiographical Reflections

Geoffrey Cantor

in Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276684
eISBN:
9780191603389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276684.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The scientific practices and attitudes to science of the Quaker and Jewish communities are compared and contrasted. Quakers tended to be more involved in science — especially the observational ... More


Albion and Jerusalem: The Anglo-Jewish Community in the Post-Emancipation Era

Michael Clark

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562343
eISBN:
9780191721441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562343.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lionel de Rothschild's hard-fought entry into Parliament in 1858 marked the emancipation of Jews in Britain — the symbolic conclusion of Jews' campaign for equal rights and their inclusion as ... More


Introduction: Emancipation and the Modern Jewish Identity

Michael Clark

in Albion and Jerusalem: The Anglo-Jewish Community in the Post-Emancipation Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562343
eISBN:
9780191721441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562343.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses issues of modern Jewish identity and definition. Specifically, it explores how emancipation in Europe's nation states dissolved traditional patterns of Jewish ... More


Establishment and Emancipation: The Formation of Anglo‐Jewish Identity, 1656–1858

Michael Clark

in Albion and Jerusalem: The Anglo-Jewish Community in the Post-Emancipation Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562343
eISBN:
9780191721441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562343.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides historical background on the Jewish experience in modern Britain. Surveying the history of the minority from the mid-17th century Resettlement to the mid-19th century campaign ... More


Representation, Coordination, and Civilization: The Board of Deputies of British Jews and Communal Government

Michael Clark

in Albion and Jerusalem: The Anglo-Jewish Community in the Post-Emancipation Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562343
eISBN:
9780191721441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562343.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses upon Anglo-Jewry's internal communal government, in particular the activities and operation of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. This quasi-democratic, quasi-oligarchic ... More


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