Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-309) and index.
The threat of popular science -- Christian knowledge -- Reading fish -- The techniques of evangelical publishing -- The ministry of the press -- Reinterpreting science.
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Aileen Fyfe examines the emergence of a popular science literature in early Victorian Britain, which was laregly stimulated by the Religious Tract Society. Anxious that science and faith were becoming seen as mutually exclusive, the RTS embarked on an ambitious publishing venture.