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

Geoffrey Cantor


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 career opportunities and ways of participating in the wider society. Members of both communities pursued their own scientific interests, with Quakers being attracted principally to the observational sciences. Drawing on a wealth of documentary material, this book charts the involvement of Quakers and Jews in many different aspects of science: scientific research, science education, science-related caree ... More

Keywords: Anglo-Jewry, Quakers, religion, evolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199276684
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199276684.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Cantor, author
Professor of the History of Science, University of Leeds
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