Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
The Future of Science. Ernest Renan.
The Future of Science
The Future of Science

The Future of Science

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1893. First American edition. Hardcover. Octavo. XXIV, 491, [1]pp. Green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Renan’s early work, L'Avenir de la science (1890; The Future of Science), was written during a period of inspiration and enthusiasm at the beginning of the Second French Republic, a time when society was confident that science could provide answers to any question. Though Renan soon understood the limitations of science, the premises he laid out in this book remained a foundation for his entire career. Renan emphasized the importance of knowing the historical origins of religion in order to develop a correct understanding of faith. This became a premise of modern theology, and the historical and archaeological study of religious texts has become a significant field of theology in all religions. Some age wear on binding with sunning and rubbing on spine and along edges. Front hinge starting. Top paper edge slightly foxed. Very minor age-toning along paper margin. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition. g. Item #28439

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