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The Life and Letters of Hugh Miller

The Life and Letters of Hugh Miller

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108072380

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  • This biography, edited by the writer and critic Peter Bayne (1830–1896), was published in 1844. Miller (1802–1856), a Scottish geologist, palaeontologist and evangelical Christian, is best known for his geological arguments for the existence of God. Miller sought to demonstrate the accuracy of the biblical creation story by demonstrating that the seven days of creation correspond to seven geological periods. Volume 2 covers Miller's developing intellectual life and religious ideas; his publications; his marriage and the birth and loss of children; and his own tragic death after a long history of mental illness. The work is a key source for the life and thought of this fascinating nineteenth-century man whose life was marked by a passionate commitment to both science and religion and the attempt to reconcile the two. It will invigorate and entertain the modern-day reader.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108072380
    • length: 516 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Book IV. The Bank Accountant:
    1. Offer of a situation
    2. His first prose book
    3. Death of Miss Dunbar
    4. Letters to Miss Fraser, Finlay, and Dr. Waldie
    5. Marriage
    6. Science in the ascendant
    7. The Cromarty Fast-day
    Book V. Editor:
    1. Non-intrusion
    2. Letter to Lord Brougham
    3. At the editorial desk
    4. The disruption
    5. Difference with Dr. Candlish
    Book VI. Man of Science:
    1. The Old Red Sandstone
    2. Science and Religion
    3. The last Edinburgh period
    4. Closing scenes.

  • Author

    Peter Bayne

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