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Religion and Racial Progress in Twentieth-Century Britain

Bishop Barnes of Birmingham

Authors: Merricks, Patrick T.

  • Examines the relationship between religion and eugenics in light of the wider political, moral and scientific debates of the early twentieth century
  • Offers a detailed assessment of a significant figure in the history of British eugenics
  • Considers the importance of eugenics within national discourses during this period
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About this book

This book is the first in-depth analysis of Ernest William Barnes’ Christian-eugenic philosophy: ‘bio-spiritual determinism’. As a testament to the popularity of the movement, mid-twentieth century British eugenics is contextualized within a remarkably diverse selection of discourses including secular and Anglican interpretations of modernism, poverty, population, gender equality, pacifism and racism. This begins to address the scholastic gap on Christian eugenics while highlighting the perseverance of eugenic racism after World War Two.

About the authors

Patrick T. Merricks is Lecturer in modern history, Director of the Working Group in the History of Race and Eugenics and Research Fellow of the Centre for Medical Humanities at Oxford Brookes University, UK. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53988-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53987-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-85291-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion and Racial Progress in Twentieth-Century Britain
Book Subtitle
Bishop Barnes of Birmingham
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53988-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53988-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53987-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85291-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 250
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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