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Religion v. Alchemy (written as "Religion VERSES Alchemy") is a series of alchemic theories written by the young alchemist Addison Cromwell, who published it in the country of Arcadia. The essay (as the author cites it) encompasses the issue of alchemy bordering on God's domain, with human transmutation being the actual step onto God's plain, as well as other theories. Because of the religious content, the essay became quite controversial; being banned in several cities of Arcadia. Despite this hindrance, Religion v. Alchemy became an instant best-seller, winning an award in 1917 because of the controversy surrounding it.