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Words, Works, and Ways of Knowing: The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England before the Civil War

Sara Paretsky


The author, a crime writer, is known the world over for her acclaimed series of mysteries starring Chicago private investigator V. I. Warshawski. Before she started a writing career, the author earned a PhD in history from the University of Chicago with a dissertation on moral philosophy and religion in New England in the early and mid-nineteenth century. Now, for the first time, fans of the author can read that earliest work. The book analyzes attempts by theologians at Andover Seminary to square and secure Calvinist religious beliefs with emerging knowledge from history and the sciences. It ... More

Keywords: moral philosophy, religion, Andover Seminary, theologians, Calvinism, religious beliefs, University of Chicago, science, crime writer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226337746
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226337883.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Paretsky, author