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By Alister E. McGrath

An absolutely up-to-date new edition of a severely acclaimed exam of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by way of a world-renowned professional at the relation of technological know-how and religion

Includes in-depth research of Dawkins’ landmark treatise The God Delusion (2006), in addition to assurance of his later renowned works The Magic of Reality (2011) and The maximum exhibit on Earth (2011),and a brand new bankruptcy on Dawkins as a popularizer of technological know-how

Tackles Dawkins’ adverse and debatable perspectives on faith, and view the spiritual implications of his medical rules together with a complete research of the ‘selfish gene’

Written in an obtainable and interesting sort that might attract an individual attracted to larger knowing the interaction among technology and faith

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Black and white Virginians, the nation’s most active participants in the colonization movement, together received ample press in the literature of the American Colonization Society, another useful published source. And, of course, since many evangelicals were also statesmen, politicians’ speeches or editorials on slavery constitute an additional pool of information. Whenever possible, both in an effort to secure a lay perspective and to show the domestic context of so many of the interracial interactions, I have supplemented the public record by drawing upon private sources, primarily the unpublished letters and diaries of those Virginians who self-identified as evangelicals.

These Africans, among whom probably ranked some Kongolese Christians, erroneously believed that George II had declared all baptized slaves free but that Virginia’s officials had suppressed that mandate. Between 200 and 300 slaves selected leaders, ‘‘commit[ted] many outrages against the Christians,’’ and fled into the swamps of Norfolk and Princess Anne counties. Vengeful whites and their Indian allies apprehended the group fairly quickly and killed at least 29 of them. James Blair, the Anglican commissary in Virginia, reported on the event in a 1731 letter to England, indicating that ‘‘there was a general rumor among them that they were to be set free.

As some of the commonwealth’s first identifiable evangelicals, they repeatedly called for spiritual renewal and intimated that neither black nor white Virginians were receiving adequate spiritual instruction through the Anglican Church. Davies, who arrived in Virginia in 1747 and settled permanently in Hanover County in 1748, crafted his ministry to the lowliest Virginians as an implicit critique of the establishment. As a dissenter ministering at the suffrage of the colonial government, the missionary had to be careful not to offend Anglicans too directly lest he lose the privilege of preaching.

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