By Albert H. Tricomi
With chapters on James Lane Allen’s The Reign of Law, Harold Frederic’s The Damnation of Theron Ware, William Dean Howells’s The Leatherwood God, Sinclair Lewis’s Arrowsmith and Elmer Gantry, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s Inherit the Wind, and James Scott Bell’s The Darwin Conspiracy, Tricomi bargains new readings emphasizing how this canon represents technology and faith as in deep, if no longer irreconcilable, clash. Tricomi’s sweeping learn, with its emphasis at the 20th century, hence finds from numerous instructions the approaches of secularism whilst it identifies the emergence of what a few have come to explain because the present “postsecular” second in America.
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