Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion Author Edward J. Larson
ISBN-10 046507510X
ISBN-13 9780465075102
Year 2006-10-02
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
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In the summer of 1925 the sleepy hamlet of Dayton Tennessee became the setting for one of the 20th century s most contentious dramas the Scopes trial that pit William Jennings Bryan and the anti Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes into a famous debate over science religion and their place in public education That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day in Dover Pennsylvania Kansas Cobb County Georgia and many other cities and states throughout the country Edward Larson s classic Summer for the Gods received the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1998 and is the single most authoritative account of a pivotal event whose combatants remain at odds in school districts and courtrooms For this edition Larson has added a new preface that assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved

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