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Religion and Social Change, 1723 - 1921 chronicles 19th and 20th century social change movements and debates as they relate to religion. Enlightenment rationalism and the movements it spawned came into often tense dialogue with nearly all religious traditions during this dynamic period of change. 

Offering more than 1,700 monographs, the collection includes authors ranging from devoutly religious to staunchly secular 19th century thinkers. Notable authors include Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Durkheim, Soren Kierkegaard, Charles Darwin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Immanuel Kant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and many more.

Broad subject coverage includes: 

  • Abolition
  • Women's rights
  • Advent of the social sciences
  • Questions of church and state
  • Religion and science
  • Evolution
  • Education reforms

Explore other thematic collections in the ATLA Monographs Collection (11 Series).

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