Summer for the Gods

Summer for the Gods

The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

by Edward J. Larson
Trade Paperback, 318 pages
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The Scopes "Monkey Trial" marked a watershed in our national discussion of science and religion. In addition to symbolizing the clash between evolutionist and creationist camps, the trial helped shape the development of both popular religion and constitutional law in the United States, serving as a precedent for more recent legal and political battles. Pairing new archival material from both the Bryan prosecution and the Darrow defense with Larson's keen historical and legal analysis, Summer for the Gods offers a fresh interpretation of a pivotal event in American history.

Table of Contents:


Part I Before...
One - Digging Up Controversy
Two - Government by the People
Third - In Defense of Individual Liberty

Part II ...During...
Four - Choosing Sides
Five - Jockeying for Position
Six - Preliminary Rounds
Seven - The Trail of the Century

Part III ...And After
Eight - The End of an Era
Nine - Retelling the Tale
Ten - Distant Echoes

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