By Aileen Fyfe

Threatened by way of the proliferation of inexpensive, industrially produced courses, the spiritual Tract Society issued a chain of courses on well known technological know-how throughout the 1840s. The books have been meant to counter the constructing inspiration that technology and religion have been collectively specific, and the Society's authors hired a whole repertoire of evangelical techniques—low costs, uncomplicated language, conscientiously established narratives—to convert their readers. the applying of such strategies to well known technological know-how led to essentially the most broadly on hand assets of knowledge at the sciences within the Victorian era.

A interesting examine of the tenuous dating among technological know-how and faith in evangelical publishing, Science and Salvation examines questions of perform and religion from a clean standpoint. instead of highlighting works via professional males of technological know-how, Aileen Fyfe as an alternative considers a gaggle of rather undistinguished authors who used thinly veiled Christian rhetoric to teach first, yet to transform in addition. this crucial quantity is destined to turn into crucial examining for historians of technology, faith, and publishing alike.

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