Category Archives: Kaplan, Fred

Imagined Lives

Charles Carlton discusses Archbishop William Laud, Carlton’s biography of the seventeenth-century archbishop of Canterbury. In Laud’s life and times Carlton finds some noteworthy analogies to the contemporary American debate over the separation of church and state. In the second segment [14:25], Fred … Continue reading

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Evolution and the Victorians

In scientific and cultural terms, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution stimulated intense reaction and controversy among his Victorian English contemporaries. What did evolution mean to the nineteenth-century British society in which it first found currency? What were the reactions when … Continue reading

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