David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 32 (1):59-104 (2001)
Published within weeks of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, Isabelle Duncan's Pre-Adamite Man is the first full-length treatment of preadamism by an evangelical. Intended as a reconciliation of Genesis and geology, Duncan's work gained immediacy when it was published shortly after the September 1859 revelations that men had walked among the mammoths. Written in the tradition of evangelical ‘Christian philosophy’, Pre-Adamite Man deploys innovative biblical hermeneutics and recent trends in geology to set out both a biblical preadamite theory, and an unorthodox angelology. Duncan responded to contemporary secular interpretations of geology by pushing evangelical concordist strategies to new frontiers, filling out an acceptance of an ancient earth with new biblically informed catastrophist proposals and extensions of salvation history, while simultaneously retaining a firm commitment to plenary inspiration. The product is a highly readable book that operates both as an accessible treatment of geology and a theological discourse. Running through six printings between 1860 and 1866, the book was reviewed by many of the period's leading journals and created a minor controversy among evangelicals. This study both brings to life this previously neglected episode in scriptural geology, and adds to recent work on Victorian popular science writing
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
John Hedley Brooke (1977). Natural Theology and the Plurality of Worlds: Observations on the Brewster-Whewell Debate. Annals of Science 34 (3):221-286.
Ruth Barton (1998). Just Before Nature: The Purposes of Science and the Purposes of Popularization in Some English Popular Science Journals of the 1860s. Annals of Science 55 (1):1-33.
Crosbie Smith (1979). From Design to Dissolution: Thomas Chalmers' Debt to John Robison. British Journal for the History of Science 12 (1):59-70.
F. J. North (1942). Paviland Cave, the “Red Lady”, the Deluge, and William Buckland. Annals of Science 5 (2):91-128.
Jonathan Topham (1992). Science and Popular Education in the 1830s: The Role of the Bridgewater Treatises. British Journal for the History of Science 25 (4):397-430.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
D. S. (2001). Of Stones, Men and Angels: The Competing Myth of Isabelle Duncan's Pre-Adamite Man (1860). Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 32 (1):59-104.
David Albert Jones (2010). Angels: A History. OUP Oxford.
Scott Aikin & John Casey (2011). Straw Men, Weak Men, and Hollow Men. Argumentation 25 (1):87-105.
Elizabeth-Jane Pavlick McGuire (2009). “The Tracks of Some Unearthly Friend”. Newman Studies Journal 6 (2):5-14.
Mario Einaudi (1943). If Men Were Angels. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 18 (2):377-379.
Eric Jergensen (2006). “If Men Were Angels . . .”. Teaching Ethics 6 (2):103-110.
P. -E. Dauzat (2005). Prevarication Over the Sex of Stones: Caillois and Myth (Postscript). Diogenes 52 (4):145-149.
Mark Glouberman (2007). Israelite Idol. Philosophy and Theology 19 (1/2):57-78.
John D. McKian (1955). What Man May Know of the Angels. New Scholasticism 29 (3):259-277.
Sanford W. Krolick (1981). Gesture and Myth: A Phenomenological Reflection on Myth and Traditional Culture. [REVIEW] Man and World 14 (2):201-221.
Albert W. Vanderlaan, Marcus Tullius Cicero: A Look Into the Role of Rome's Greatest Orator During the Decline and Fall of the Roman Republic.
Henri Frankfort (1946). The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man. Chicago, the University of Chicago Press.
Robert J. Richards (2003). 4 Darwin on Mind, Morals and Emotions. In J. Hodges & Gregory Radick (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Darwin. Cambridge University Press 92.
Added to index2010-08-30
Total downloads6 ( #377,465 of 1,780,198 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #291,056 of 1,780,198 )
How can I increase my downloads?